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RALLY: Stop Toronto Police from doing Immigration Enforcement's Dirty Work

Dec/17/2015 - 12:00 pm

We have proof that Toronto Police are doing immigration’s dirty work. You can help stop them.

SIGN THIS PLEDGE:
http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/ImmigrationsDirtyWork

JOIN US on December 17th at Toronto Police Headquarters.

We have evidence that Toronto Police calls Canada Border Services Agency 100 times per week, that is more than police forces in Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa combined.

Four out of the five times these calls are made for people without an immigration warrant!

That means that Toronto Police look at witnesses or victims of crime, or just every days residents that they stop and quiz for no reason, and based on the colour of their skin, and their accent, call Border Services to see if that person has immigration status or not.

This is racist policing at it's worst. And it must stop.

This collaboration between Toronto Police and immigration enforcement means that racial profiling of non-status people of colour can result in endless detentions or even deportation to suffering, sometimes death.

We have too many stories: A 16 year old woman is sexually assaulted. When she goes to the Toronto Police, they arrest her and schedule her deportation for the same day as she is to testify against her assailant. An 18 year old Mexican boy is walking down the street in Parkdale, the police card him, and call immigration enforcement because he has an accent. He is unaware that he’s lost his immigration status, so they arrest him and hand him over to be deported before he can get adequate legal defence. A mid-twenties Caribbean father sees a shooting in Jane Finch. He goes to make a statement with the Police, and they decide to just call immigration enforcement. When they find out he doesn’t have immigration status, they arrest him and he’s in jail for two and half months.

And now we have the government data to prove what we already know. Let's work together to end this injustice.

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