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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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