Undocumented migrants speak out: regularization is the only solution in this time of crisis.

Montréal April 29, 2020 To our neighbours, In a socioeconomic context almost entirely dominated by COVID-19, which has upset the status quo and undermined our daily habits in a far-reaching way, it has become more clear to us than ever that society depends on each and everyone of us in this exhausting fight against this pandemic. If we agree that COVID-19 does not in any way discriminate on the basis of our status or where we come from, it then follows that the measures necessary to combat this pandemic also cannot be discriminatory. Unfortunately, we have been forced to confront the difficult reality that in spite of the immense gravity of the situation, we continue to be marginalized. Since the establishment of public health and safety measures which have included extensive self-isolation and an end to all non-essential activities, it has become clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that the vulnerability of non-status people in Canada has reached extremely devastating proportions. With no revenue and locked out of any and all financial aid measures, including the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), we non-status people face serious threats, including losing our homes and finding ourselves in the street, a lack … Continue reading Undocumented migrants speak out: regularization is the only solution in this time of crisis.