Press Release | Montreal Police Initiative Fails to Protect Undocumented Community Members, Provokes New Calls for Montreal to Support Migrants

October 9, 2020
Press Release | Montreal Police Initiative Fails to Protect Undocumented Community Members, Provokes New Calls for Montreal to Support Migrants

Press Release Montreal Police Initiative Fails to Protect Undocumented Community Members, Provokes New Calls for Montreal to Support Migrants 9 October 2020, Montreal — Ostensibly aimed at reducing racial profiling and making police services more accessible to those without status, a new SPVM initiative to centralize communication with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) will do little to protect undocumented migrants. As undocumented migrants mobilize across the country in the context of the COVID pandemic to demand a comprehensive regularization programme, this gesture highlights the failure of the City of Montreal to support their struggle in any meaningful way....

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20 September. March for a Comprehensive Regularization Programme

September 8, 2020
20 September. March for a Comprehensive Regularization Programme

FOURTH PAN-CANADIAN DAY FOR STATUS FOR ALL Are you living without permanent immigration status? We all have a right to permanent status, and a life of dignity and peace for ourselves and our children! Join us! Let’s come together on Sunday, September 20th to demand Status For All! Sunday, 20 September at 2pm starting at offices of Prime Minister Legault, 2001 McGill College Avenue (métro McGill) Download flyers, posters and jpegs in French, English, Spanish, Creole, Arabic, Punjabi and Tagalog We’re speaking to all those without permanent immigration status in Canada: we do not know how many years you...

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Support Maria’s Struggle to Attend University

September 2, 2020
Support Maria’s Struggle to Attend University

Maria is 21 years old, and she has been living in Canada without status since 2008– each year, struggling to enroll in public school. With courage and determination, however, Maria finished high school, and was accepted at a Canadian university to begin an undergraduate program this coming fall. Like many young people in her situation, who in the US are often referred to as Dreamers, Maria finds herself in an contradictory situation. She has been admitted to a university program that she and her mother, Guadaloupe, have no way to afford. Maria’s efforts to receive an education in Canada...

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REPORT BACK: Status For All! Neighbourhood marches and casseroles (July 4, 2020)

August 29, 2020
REPORT BACK: Status For All! Neighbourhood marches and casseroles (July 4, 2020)

On August 23, hundreds of non-status migrants and their allies once again took to the streets across the city of Montreal and across the country to demand Status For All: the immediate regularization of all people living without permanent immigration status in Canada. Demonstrations took place in 11 Canadian cities, as part of a national day of action of the groups that make up the Migrant Rights Network. In Montreal, members of Solidarity Across Borders, the Immigrant Workers Centre and the Temporary Agency Workers Alliance rallied, chanted, banged pots and pans, and shared their stories — and their outrage...

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23 August. Status for All: Neighbourhood Marches

August 14, 2020
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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Press Release | Migrants Excluded from Ottawa-Quebec Regularization Programme: “No merit in partial recognition. Status for all is the only just solution.”

August 14, 2020
Press Release | Migrants Excluded from Ottawa-Quebec Regularization Programme: “No merit in partial recognition. Status for all is the only just solution.”

Press Release Migrants Excluded from Ottawa-Quebec Regularization Programme: “No merit in partial recognition. Status for all is the only just solution.” Montreal, 14 August 2020 — Migrants with precarious immigration status were outraged and devastated today by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino’s announcement that they would be excluded from his regularization programme. “Your regularization programme disappoints us, Mr. Mendocino and Ms Girault. We had hope in our hearts that everyone would be recognized. Not only because of our work and the risks we also took to maintain your quality of life. But because we are also full human beings with...

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Dear community, we need your support.

July 31, 2020
Dear community, we need your support.

Dear community, we’re reaching out once again to ask for your support. It will soon be six months since the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In that time we’ve seen the fault lines of injustice and inequality in our society laid bare, and with them, long-standing social tensions arrive at a breaking point. For over a decade, members of Solidarity Across Borders (SAB) have worked to counter the violence of Canada’s immigration system– an apartheid structure that divides people on this land between those who are granted basic human rights and those who are not. Pushing against and...

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