REPORT BACK: March for Status For All! We Are All Essential! (July 4, 2020)

July 21, 2020
REPORT BACK: March for Status For All! We Are All Essential! (July 4, 2020)

On Saturday, July 4th, dozens of community organizations and hundreds of individuals took to the streets of Montreal to emphatically call for the immediate regularization of all undocumented migrants living in Canada. We marched together and united our voices to insist that We Are All Essential and to demand Status For All! Photo gallery Video testimonials Media roundup below For over a decade Solidarity Across Borders has organized an annual Status For All march, but this year was different for many reasons. The coronavirus pandemic has made the fundamental injustices of the Canadian Immigration system brutally and unavoidably clear,...

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Speak Out: United to Break the Fear, Status for All

July 20, 2020
Speak Out: United to Break the Fear, Status for All

We are ALL essential https://www.facebook.com/events/304688937346155/ Sunday, July 26th at 2pm at the offices of Immigration Canada and the Border Services Agency 1010 St-Antoine West, Montreal (Bonaventure metro) * bring your children! * if you wish to participate in the rally but have questions or needs in order to participate, please contact us in advance Following our march of July 4th, our struggle for status for all is continuing on to victory. Undocumented migrants, refugees, students, farmworkers, caregivers: together we can obtain an inclusive regularization programme. To this end, we will organize another action, a rally in front of the...

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4 July: Mass Rally and March: Status for all! Everyone is Essential!

June 14, 2020
4 July:  Mass Rally and March: Status for all! Everyone is Essential!

July 4th 2020 at 11am Place Émilie-Gamelin (Berri-UQAM metro station) In collaboration with other groups, and as part of the cross-Canada campaign for Status for All (www.migrantrights.ca), Solidarity Across Borders is organizing a march, “Status for all! We are all essential!” on July 4th at 11am at Place Émilie-Gamelin (Berri-UQAM metro). The demonstration is calling for status for all, with no exception. No one should be left behind. Solidarity Across Borders invites all non-status people to join the movement, whatever their status: undocumented, international students, temporary workers, caregivers, and refugees. Young or old, employed or unemployed, criminalized or not,...

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Call to Action in support of Migrants Excluded from Trudeau’s Programme of Regularization: “We are also essential!”

June 11, 2020
Call to Action in support of Migrants Excluded from Trudeau’s Programme of Regularization: “We are also essential!”

Media yesterday reported that Trudeau is on the point of introducing a regularization programme – but only for refugees who worked in the healthcare sector during the pandemic. Other refugees, undocumented migrants, students, temporary foreign workers, caregivers and others are excluded; as though they are not essential. Please read the reactions of several of our friends and neighbours who were excluded (below). This policy is not yet law and there is currently an unprecedented opportunity to push hard and demand that the regularisation programme be extended to include everyone, without exception. Status for All! Everyone is essential. Please join...

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Petition for Status for All

June 1, 2020

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“Un millon de gracias” – Our COVID-19 mutual aid fund is open once again

May 27, 2020
“Un millon de gracias” – Our COVID-19 mutual aid fund is open once again

“A million thanks to you (un millon de gracias). In the past, I never thought there would be people like you in this world. Now I know you exist. And you tell me I also exist (“y ustedes me hicieron sentir que yo tambien existo”). —Gabriela, a non-status Montrealer Hello again, friends, We would like to take a moment to express our deep gratitude to our friends and allies for the frankly staggering outpouring of support we’ve received from you all over the past weeks – as well as during the last few days in particular. Since the onset...

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Denounce CBSA’s Use of Tracking Bracelets on Migrants Under Cover of the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 26, 2020
Denounce CBSA’s Use of Tracking Bracelets on Migrants Under Cover of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tracking is Not Freedom! Act Now in Solidarity #NoMigrantMonitoring #FreeThemAll Under cover of the pandemic, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) in Québec is now forcing migrants to accept electronic tracking bracelets as a condition of their release from detention.  This move to normalize electronic tracking of migrants in Québec is an extension of the government’s ‘alternatives to detention’ program, under which state surveillance of migrants is outsourced to the John Howard Society in Québec (and other organizations in the rest of Canada).  It comes in the context of a broader drive towards increased policing and surveillance as part...

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