Statement concerning announcement by Minister of Public Safety

October 13, 2016
Statement concerning announcement by Minister of Public Safety

Media statement. For immediate release. Solidarity Across Borders’ Message for Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety: Stop the detention of migrants; implement a regularization program immediately! (Montreal, August 15, 2016) Solidarity Across Borders, a migrant justice network working directly with detained migrants as well as individuals and families facing removal, learned today of an announcement by Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety responsible for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). His announcement concerns detentions centers in Canada, including the Laval Immigration Detention Center in Quebec. In the words of Noe Arteaga Santos, a member of Solidarity across Borders, “Solidarity...

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Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch (October 16)

October 4, 2016
Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch (October 16)

Notice to Solidarity Across Borders members: Mark you calendars for our next general assembly and community brunch! Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 11am: Solidarity Across Borders Committees 12:30pm: Community Brunch 2pm-4pm: Continuation of Assembly: Proposals and Discussion (read more about the format below) Location: 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor, near métro Guy-Concordia Free childcare and kids activities on-site. Bring your kids! Translation available for English, French & Spanish. The building is accessible to people using wheelchairs. Limited métro tickets available for people with low incomes. Please get in touch about any accessibility...

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Solidarity donation campaign for No Borders stencil arrest & ticket / Please contribute

September 11, 2016
Solidarity donation campaign for No Borders stencil arrest & ticket / Please contribute

Solidarity donation campaign for No Borders stencil arrest and ticket Please contribute $20, $50 or more towards legal costs involving a Montreal graffiti ticket during “Anti-Deportations Days” Friends and allies — Street art, stencils, and graffiti are an important part of our social justice campaigns and actions. Being able to get out our message to people directly, on the streets, is an effective communications tactic. But, there are all sorts of laws against graffiti. And sometimes, unfortunately, we get caught. In May 2014, as part of the lead-up to “Anti-Deportation Days” organized by Solidarity Across Borders, a team of...

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Picnic, BBQ and Rally: When will kids with precarious immigration status be allowed to go to school? (August 28)

August 17, 2016
Picnic, BBQ and Rally:  When will kids with precarious immigration status be allowed to go to school? (August 28)

Picnic, BBQ and Rally When will kids with precarious immigration status be allowed to go to school? Join us on Sunday, August 28th, at 12:30pm Location : beside l’école le Plateau, at the end of Calixa-Lavallée avenue, at the heart of parc La Fontaine Map: https://goo.gl/maps/9weGviv5hA62Free food available and giant potluck Again this year, children will be kept out of school because of their precarious immigration status. Often these children are only able to go to school if their parents pay fees of over $6000 per child per year – a sum that many families cannot afford. What happens...

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Finally! The Lakatos family’s permanent residence application has been accepted

August 16, 2016
Finally! The Lakatos family’s permanent residence application has been accepted

Katalin Lakatos and her daughter Gilda, two Roma woman from Hungary who waged a five year battle to get papers in Canada, surviving three deportation orders, have finally been accepted. After months of waiting in precarity and anxiety, they finally received an official acceptance of their application for permanent residence on humanitarian grounds last week. Thanks to community support  and their own impressive courage, they will now be able to build their lives in Canada and be reunited with their brother and father who were deported in March.They still face lengthy and very costly administrative processes before the nightmare...

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Anti-Fascist Alert! The racist Jewish Defence League (JDL) plans to protest in Montreal this week

August 7, 2016
Anti-Fascist Alert! The racist Jewish Defence League (JDL) plans to protest in Montreal this week

Anti-Fascist Alert! The racist Jewish Defence League (JDL) plans to protest in Montreal this week Let’s mobilize to stop them! Date & Time: Wednesday, August 10, 12:30pm (sharp!) Location: 255 Ontario East, Cégep Vieux-Montréal (métro St-Laurent or Berri-UQAM)(NOTE: Details about date, time and location may change. Please consult the facebook event or the Solidarity Across Borders twitter feed for up-to-date details. We will react with flexibility to oppose and confront the JDL during their entire stay in Montreal.) [A callout by the Solidarity Across Borders Anti-Racist Response Committee (SAB Antifa). Endorsed by Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), the Anti-Racist Resistance...

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Call for Action: Lakatos Family

August 5, 2016
Call for Action: Lakatos Family

facebook event #noneistoomany #lakatos UPDATE (5 August 2016): Katalin and Gilda have once again received a last minute reprieve, escaping deportation for a third time. On Thursday last week, the family was told by CBSA that they would need to leave Canada on 11 August. Yesterday (August 4th), they were told once again that they could stay – but only on a temporary basis. They are still awaiting a response on their application for permanent residence on humanitarian grounds, filed in September 2015. —— Gilda and Katalin Lakatos, two Hungarian Roma women who have been fighting their deportation since...

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