Status for All

23 August. Status for All: Neighbourhood Marches

23 August. Status for All: Neighbourhood Marches

We’re not stopping until there is a programme of regularization for EVERYONE! Sunday, August 23rd at 2pm Montréal-Nord: meet up at Henri Bourassa metro (in front of the IGA) Parc Ex: meet up at Parc metro Côte-des-neiges: meet up at Plamondon metro (Van Horne exit) Downtown: meet up at Berri UQAM (Émilie Gamelin exit) https://www.facebook.com/events/863669167502741 We just learned that the Federal Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino has excluded most migrants from his regularization programmes. The programme only applies to some refugees (those who risked their lives, by providing care to patients during the COVID-19 confinement). Where are the other...

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Art Action / Performance and Gathering: We are All Essential. Status for All.

Art Action / Performance and Gathering: We are All Essential. Status for All.

Saturday, August 8th at 11am Justin Trudeau’s office, 1100 Crémazie East (Cremazie or Jarry Metro), Montreal https://www.facebook.com/events/284564042819730/ Following our big march on July 4th, and the Speak-Out to break the fear in front of immigration offices on July 26th, we are determined to move forward because the situation of non status migrants remains very urgent. Our goal is regularizing the status of all migrants and we will not stop until our cause is won. our movement is growing every day, here as well as across the entire country. We are now organizing a rally in front of Justin Trudeau’s...

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COVID-19 COMMUNIQUE: Full Citizenship Now! Temporary Suspension of Deportations Not Enough

COVID-19 COMMUNIQUE: Full Citizenship Now! Temporary Suspension of Deportations Not Enough

Full Citizenship Now! Temporary Suspension of Deportations Not Enough Montreal, March 18 2020 – The federal government announced on March 17 that it will be temporarily postponing deportations from Canada as part of the broader effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. While this is a positive first step, it does not go nearly far enough. We demand full citizenship now for all migrants. The immigration system’s exclusion, detention and deportation of people without citizenship status are, in and of themselves, colonial and racist measures. The current public health crisis is exacerbating these injustices, and is having a devastating...

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Call to Action: Open the Borders

Call to Action: Open the Borders

updated April 2019 Since 2017, tens of thousands of people have entered Canada from the US at irregular border crossings, seeking a safe haven. People continue to arrive, every day. This phenomenon is often blamed on Trump, but it must be understood globally and historically: worldwide, tens of millions of people have been forced to leave their homes because of wars, political oppression, military violence, extractivism, climate change, etc. Although it is directly involved in creating economic and social devastation in the Middle East, Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, and Asia, and although it is founded on the theft of...

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Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada

Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada

Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada DRAFTED AT THE STATUS CONFERENCE, TORONTO, NOVEMBER 2004 Supported and endorsed by Solidarity Across Borders Principle 1: We need a comprehensive, transparent, inclusive and ongoing regularization program that is both equitable and accessible to ALL persons living without legal immigration status in Canada (non-status). Any such program must not be contingent upon a person’s participation in the labour force, nor should it exclude particular groups such as the poor, unwaged, unemployed and those who have ever accessed any government assistance. Likewise, it should not be limited to any group, such as members...

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Rally – Montreal Stands with Guineans

Rally – Montreal Stands with Guineans

Join us for a solidarity gathering to support the Guinean community, who since 2016 has been organizing together to fight deportations from Canada. Saturday, March 30th at 1pm Jean Talon metro, Montreal https://www.facebook.com/events/2310535595889483/ #MontrealaveclesGuineens Canada is moving to deport Guinean asylum seekers at this time, when instead the government of Canada should recognize the deteriorating human rights situation in Guinea and reinstate a moratorium on deportations. Also Canada’s Liberal government must immediately grant status to Guinean refugees currently in Canada. Canada’s has extensive economic relationships with Guinea, particularly acute in Quebec through corporations with extensive mining operations in the...

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Call to action in solidarity with the migrant caravan from Honduras and other central American countries currently making its way to the US-Mexican border

Call to action in solidarity with the migrant caravan from Honduras and other central American countries currently making its way to the US-Mexican border

On October 12th, a group of about 1400 migrants – most from Honduras, and including many families – began walking towards the US-Mexican border to escape a situation of generalized violence, endemic poverty, and government repression which has intensified since the 2009 coup, which was supported by the Canadian and American governments. Currently, the number of people in the multiple caravans that cross Mexico to the US border is estimated at about 14,000 people. For years, each day, thousands of migrants have left countries in the region to try to make their way into...

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28 Nov. Rally and March in solidarity with the migrant caravans

28 Nov. Rally and March in solidarity with the migrant caravans

Wednesday, November 28th 2018 @ 8:30am Honduran Consulate, 1255 boul. Robert-Bourassa , Montreal H3B 3V8 (McGill metro) https://www.facebook.com/events/2014536155333614/ ** Please share this call to your networks. During the demo, to expose the responsibility of Canada in creating the conditions which displace people, we will pass different locations which contribute to the violence forcing people to leave their countries. Join us! ** On October 12th, a group of about 1400 migrants – most from Honduras, and including many families – began walking towards the US-Mexican border to escape a situation of generalized violence, endemic poverty, and government repression which...

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Multiple Crossing Sites Marked to Help Migrants Cross from US to Canada

Multiple Crossing Sites Marked to Help Migrants Cross from US to Canada

Refugees Welcome Caravan Wraps Up 3 Days of Outreach in Border Region from Coaticook to Huntingdon 29 June to 1 July 2018 Canada Day Action Signs bearing the words “CROSSING HERE due to (un)Safe Third Country Agreement. Still on unceded indigenous lands” were placed at five different sites along the Canada-US border early morning on Canada Day. Photos: https://bit.ly/2tZJR2I There are multiple sites similar to Roxham Road every few kilometers along Quebec’s border with the United States. In addition to sending a message of support to refugees and migrants who are crossing irregularly from the United States, this action...

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(16 June) Open The Borders! Status For All!

(16 June) Open The Borders! Status For All!

Demonstration and March Saturday, June 16 at 2pm Place de la Gare Jean-Talon (metro Parc) Corner of Hutchison and Ogilvy Family friendly! Bring your kids. We will marching in the neighborhood of Parc-Extension Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1804751619671476/ Join us for the annual Status For All demonstration, organized by Solidarity Across Borders and friends. Since 2004, we have marched annually in the streets of Montreal. This year, we will be marching in Parc-Extension, building on previous migrant justice mobilizations. Our main demands are an end to deportations, detentions and double punishment, and support for a full, comprehensive and ongoing regularization program...

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Solidarity with Lucy Francineth Granados

Solidarity with Lucy Francineth Granados

BRING LUCY BACK! Montreal Community Organizer for the rights of undocumented women and workers, LUCY FRANCINETH GRANADOS arrested, detained and deported on April 13th, 2018! —> Actions and Updates —> Media Coverage —> Press Releases —> Chronology —> Excerpts from human rights complaint –> Campaign Bring Lucy Back At 6am on March 20th, CBSA entered the home of Lucy Francineth Granados, a member of the Non Status Women’s Collective and ATTAP (Temporary Workers Association), and violently arrested her, injuring her arm. She was detained at the Laval Immigration Detention Centre pending deportation. CONTEXT After being threatened by the maras...

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Demonstration at the Quebec-US Border: Migrants & Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders! Oppose Racism! (September 30)

Demonstration at the Quebec-US Border: Migrants & Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders! Oppose Racism! (September 30)

Migrants & Refugees Welcome! Open the Borders! Oppose Racism! Demonstration at the Quebec-US Border Saturday, September 30, 10am – 5pm At the Lacolle Border Crossing, south of Montreal (map: https://goo.gl/maps/W8s3rTtGPC72) Please consult www.solidarityacrossborders.org regularly for updates. A call by the Anti-Racist/Anti-Fascist Response Committee of Solidarity Across Borders. We encourage organizations to endorse and share this callout, and to mobilize their communities and contacts. Get in touch if you can support this mobilization. Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/116071909106377 DOWNLOADS (posters and flyers): www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/downloads-september-30 UPDATE: Deadline for bus reservations extended until 10pm tonite (Friday, September 29)! Due to the number of reservations we’ve received,...

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