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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Emergency Demonstration: Not One More Deportation! Status For All!

December 5, 2020
Emergency Demonstration: Not One More Deportation! Status For All!

Sunday December 6th, at noon Metro Parc The Canadian Border Services Agency has just announced its decision to resume deportation proceedings starting this week, even as the COVID-19 crisis continues to escalate. Join Solidarity Across Borders on Sunday December 6, 12pm to condemn this reckless attack on our communities, and demand Status For All now. Not one more deportation! Throughout this year, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the injustice and inequality at the roots of our social systems. In response, we took to the streets in the tens of thousands, organized press conferences, wrote letters and signed petitions, called...

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Mutual Aid for Three Undocumented Migrants with COVID-19

November 28, 2020
Mutual Aid for Three Undocumented Migrants with COVID-19

Mamadou, S. and Omar are all undocumented migrants who are active in the struggle for Status for All. Because they are undocumented, they have no valid SIN, no sick leave, no emergency benefits, no job protection. So, when they each contracted COVID-19 earlier this month, these three migrant workers were simply sent home, with no pay and no access to any government aid and no job to return to. They need our support! Ways of donating: • E-transfer: send e-transfers to solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/430285791464646/10221859468109120 • PayPal: go to our website and click the “Make a Donation” button on...

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Take The Pledge: Let’s Support Our Undocumented Neighbours

November 25, 2020
Take The Pledge: Let’s Support Our Undocumented Neighbours

  SIGN UP TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE TODAY For many of us this crisis began well before COVID-19 arrived. For years, hundreds of thousands of people have been living across this country without status, in conditions of shocking precarity and desperation. They are denied access to safe and stable work, reliable healthcare, childcare, secure housing, and most of the other systems of support afforded to citizens. The pandemic has only sharpened these inequalities and made them harder to ignore. We have listened to politicians talk about community and belonging, telling us that we’re all in this together, even as...

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Our undocumented neighbours need our support – right now!

November 18, 2020
Our undocumented neighbours need our support – right now!

  Thousands of Montrealers have no regular immigration status. Officially, they don’t exist. In reality, they are our neighbours, friends, family, people we encounter in the streets; the guy cleaning the office at night, the teenager who put the carrots into the bag you get at the grocery store and her mom who cleans your hotel room, the older man with a cane collecting cans. We’re now well into the second wave of the pandemic and winter is on its way. Every winter, much of the work available to our undocumented neighbours disappears. In the context of the pandemic,...

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