Undocumented Migrants Announce Historic March On Ottawa: “Trudeau, we’re tired of waiting, we’re on our way!”

March 26, 2021
Undocumented Migrants Announce Historic March On Ottawa: “Trudeau, we’re tired of waiting, we’re on our way!”

Media Advisory Undocumented Migrants Announce Historic March On Ottawa: “Trudeau, we’re tired of waiting, we’re on our way!” What: Outdoors Press Conference When: Saturday, 27 March 2021 at 11am Where: outside Federal Government Offices, Guy Favreau Complex, 200 René-Lévesque West, Montreal Who: Hady Anne, Solidarity Across Borders Youssef Benzouine, Le Front d’action popular et réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) Dolores Chew, Fédération des femmes de Québec (FFQ) Albert Lalonde, La Coalition étudiante pour un virage environnemental et social (Ceves) Nazila Bettache, Caring for Social Justice Rama Diallo, Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN) Jessica Quijano, Defund the Police Coalition At an outdoors...

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Declaration of the Inmates of the Laval Detention Centre

March 4, 2021
Declaration of the Inmates of the Laval Detention Centre

  Seven inmates of the Laval migrant prison are continuing the hunger strike they began on March 1, 2021. The strikers have launched a declaration to announce their strike, denounce their situation and demand their release. Declaration of the Inmates of the Laval Detention Centre  We are a group of migrants detained at the Laval Detention Center. With this letter we wish to denounce the conditions in which we are being held at the Center. For some time now, the COVID virus has entered the prison. The sanitary measures taken by the immigration officers are clearly insufficient. Some of...

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Act Now: Second Group of Detainees on Hunger Strike at the Laval Migrant Prison!

March 3, 2021
Act Now: Second Group of Detainees on Hunger Strike at the Laval Migrant Prison!

#FreeThemAll #StatusForAll #HungerStrikeLaval On Monday, March 1, 2021, a second group of detainees launched an indefinite hunger strike to demand their immediate release from the Laval Migrant Prison. At present, six detainees are refusing meals, despite pressure from the Canada Border Services Agency to desist. The detainees’ courageous action underlines the urgency of the situation. The only solution to the health crisis at the Laval Migrant Prison is to immediately release all detainees! Now more than ever, their struggle demands our urgent solidarity and support. Here are some ways to take action: Calls and E-mails Contact government officials to...

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Call to Action: Liberate the Detainees!

February 24, 2021

Migrant detainees held at the Laval Migrant Prison are calling for their immediate release amidst a COVID-19 outbreak. Read the inmates’ statement here. In addition to calling your local MP (find their contact info here) and the Federal Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair at 613-995-0284, please email government officials to demand the immediate release of all detainees! Migrants are often detained at the Laval Migrant Prison if they lack identity documents or if the Canada Border Services Agency believes they may not show up for deportation. Last spring, the Laval Migrant Prison was the site of a courageous,...

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City of Montreal Calls for Regularization of Non-Status Migrants

February 24, 2021
City of Montreal Calls for Regularization of Non-Status Migrants

Montreal, 23 February 2021 — The City of Montreal today adopted a motion calling on Ottawa to regularize non-status migrants. The non-partisan motion, introduced on 5 February, passed unanimously. Motion is here. “For the 1 in 23 people in Canada without permanent status, and especially for the tens of thousands of undocumented migrants, the pandemic has been catastrophic. Today Montreal recognized this reality in its symbolic vote for status for all,” said Khaled B,. a member of Solidarity Across Borders. “For almost a year, deportations have been suspended in Quebec, CBSA confirmed last week that they were still suspended....

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30 January. Winter DANCE for Status for All!

January 12, 2021
30 January. Winter DANCE for Status for All!

Saturday, 30 January at Noon Complexe Guy-Favreau, 200 Réne Lévesque West (Place d’armes Metro) COVID-19 *In the context of the pandemic, we ask that all participants maintain a physical distance of 2 meters from one another (each person will have their designated dance zone!) *We also ask participants who attend the demonstration to wear masks. In the context of the second wave of the pandemic, as numbers continue to climb, Solidarity Across Borders is calling a dance-protest to demand Status for All, with no exceptions. No one should be left behind. The pandemic, in both first and second wave,...

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End of year fundraiser: Give the gift of redistribution of wealth!

December 28, 2020
End of year fundraiser: Give the gift of redistribution of wealth!

  2020 is quickly coming to a close and many of us are reflecting on what has helped us make it through this long, tumultuous and often terrifying year. We have been able to find strength in community and in shared struggle, in our networks of support for one another and in taking to the streets alongside thousands of others to demand #StatusForAll. We know this will only grow in the year to come. We want to express our utmost gratitude for the tremendous support we have received this year, and to the hundreds of individuals who have made...

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