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Saturday December 25, 2010
End: 12:00 pm
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 12:00 pm

Dec 18-25, Make a declaration: No One Is Illegal!

As we see a global push towards silencing dissent, it has become increasingly necessary to build and expand our own networks of communication and strengthen our capacity for resistance.

Dec 18 is International Migrants Day. We are calling upon our allies to help us build Dec 18 – Dec 25 as a week of online action and support for No One Is Illegal-Toronto.

** DONATE to No One Is Illegal-Toronto (encourage your friends to do the same)
(consider becoming a monthly sustainer or give us a holiday gift to continue our work)

** MAKE this IMAGE your FACEBOOK and TWITTER PROFILE from Dec 18-Dec 25

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Please sign this petition:


2PM - 3PM

Classmates, friends, teachers and concerned Parkdale community members are calling for an urgent meeting at 2pm at St. Casimir's Church on Christmas Day to demand that Mexican refugee claimant and Parkdale highschool student Daniel Garcia's deportation be stopped, that the Immigration Minister grant Daniel temporary status and allow him to have his Pre-Removal Risk Assessment fairly heard and that he be allowed to complete his school year and gain permanent status in Canada.

Please Join Us!
not many people are on email or facebook today,
so please help spread the word!
We need as many people as possible!

Organized by friends of Daniel Garcia:

Wednesday December 29, 2010
Start: 9:00 am
End: 7:30 pm

On Tuesday, Dec. 28, despite tremendous support from friends, teachers, and community members, the Canadian Border Services Agency refused to release Daniel Garcia back to his community, claiming that he was a "flight risk" and that they are preparing for an "imminent deportation".

Daniel is a Grade 11 student at Parkdale Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Whisked away to immigration jail over Christmas, he now faces removal to Mexico. His crime? Fleeing Mexico at the age of 15 after he and his sister endured ongoing violence as a result of her sexual orientation. Daniel has managed to create a life for himself in Canada. He is a committed student, and much loved member of the community. The Canadian Border Services Agency appears intent on deporting him, knowing full well that his immigration case was badly compromised because he has been forced to navigate the system on his own, as a teenager with out legal representation.

Friday December 31, 2010
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

11 AM
31 DECEMBER 2010 (New Year's Eve)

Daniel Garcia's deportation has been set for Saturday, January 1, 2010 by the Canadian Border Services Agency. An urgent show of community support is needed at 11am on December 31, 2011, at 180 Queen Street West.

Since Daniel Garcia's unjust arrest, a week ago today, over 1,500 of us have signed petitions, nearly 200 of us have written emails and made phone calls, teachers, friends, community leaders, union activists and Members of Parliaments have spoken in support for freedom and status for Daniel Garcia.

Yet, the Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre of the Canadian Border Services Agency has ordered Daniel's deportation on Saturday, January 1, 2010.

An application to get him status has been filed with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It is essential Daniel's deportation be stopped so that he has the ability to stay in Canada and have access to a fair hearing.

Tuesday January 11, 2011
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario and No One Is Illegal - Toronto invite you to join in a public conversation with Barbara Jackman (Lawyer), Kamala Kempadoo (Professor), Graciela Flores Mendez (No One Is Illegal - Toronto) and Macdonald Scott (Immigration Consultant and No One Is Illegal - Toronto)

Can Human Smuggling be defended?

11 January 2010
Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College Street
6:00pm - 8:00pm

** BARBARA JACKMAN is a lawyer specializing in immigration and refugee law. She has served as a Director in the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Working Women Community Centre, INTERCEDE, and Defence for Children International.
** KAMALA KEMPADOO is a Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University and author of Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered (Paradigm 2005)

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