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Secret Laws Creep into Immigrant Family Bedrooms


March 31, 2011.

Secret Laws Creep into Immigrant Family Bedrooms

As Harper launches election campaign, sneaky immigration laws are introduced that deny permanent residence to immigrant families. If passed, spouses who have been in a relationship with their Canadian sponsor for two years or less will be denied access to permanent residence for two or more years after their arrival in Canada. Harpers laws will force immigrant women to remain in abusive relationships with their spouses as a pre-requisite for gaining permanent status and will further entrench temporariness in an immigration system, already opposed to family re-unification. Anti-violence against women activists, community agencies and immigrant rights advocates are organizing a press conference to condemn these undemocratic regulatory changes.

WHAT: Press Conference

WHERE: 1266 Queen Street West, Toronto at Parkdale Community Legal Services

WHEN: 10am

WHY: New immigration laws seek to set marital relations as pre-requisite for gaining permanent residency

VISUAL: Poster Series Calling Conservatives in Contempt of Immigrant Families

For more details of the regulatory changes:

For more information contact: Fariah Chowdhury, Organizer, No One Is Illegal – Toronto, 647-836-8781 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              647-836-8781      end_of_the_skype_highlighting