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CBSA rushes deportation of men rounded up in racial profiling anti-immigrant raids

Toronto – At least 5 of the 21 men that Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) racially profiled, force ID checked and detained with the help of Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario Ministry of Transportation are being deported this Tuesday, August 19th at 9:30am, No One Is Illegal – Toronto has learned. Immigration justice activists believe that these rushed removals are an attempt by CBSA to sweep under the rug the egregious racial profiling that took place in last week's anti-immigrant raids. Over 50 people protested outside the Ontario Ministry of Corrections and Ministry of Transportation near Queen’s Park Monday, with demonstrators demanding that Premier Kathleen Wynne curb the power of provincial authorities to collaborate with federal immigration enforcement and make Ontario a 'sanctuary' province.

Immigrant advocacy groups have also launched a petition against racial profiling and Ontario-Federal immigration enforcement collusion http://chn.ge/1lbFvON

Dawn raids tear immigrant workers from their families

Undocumented people and their allies are encouraged to learn their rights at: http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/knowyourrights. If you know of someone who has been detained and requires legal assistance, or if you want to join us in responding to these raids, contact nooneisillegal@riseup.net.

UPDATE - August 16, 2014: CBSA has now confirmed that 21 people have been detained through "vehicle safety sweeps" supported by Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Other sources continue to insist over 50 arrests. Irrespective of the number of detentions, we oppose immigration raids, detentions and deportations. We insist that Ontario should not do the federal government's dirty work.

UPDATE - August 18, 2014. Emergency Action: http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/node/870

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No One Is Illegal - Toronto
Media Advisory

15 August, 2014

March through Chinatown links Chinese Exclusion and new Refugee Bill C-31

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March through Chinatown links Chinese Exclusion and new Refugee Bill C-31

Toronto -- Refugee and Immigrant Rights group No One Is Illegal - Toronto will be marching through Toronto\'s historic Chinatown on May 1 with hundred of others as part of Toronto\'s May Day celebrations, at approximately 5:45pm, to protest Bill C-31, a new immigration Bill currently being discussed in Parliament which would exclude refugees.

The march starts with a rally at 4pm at Nathan Phillips Square and activists will be dropping a massive 25 feet banner as the march starts at 5pm.

Breaking News. Banner Drop. May 1: A good day to call-in sick

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APRIL 24, 2012

Breaking News. Banner Drop. May 1: A good day to call-in sick

Toronto -- As the Austerity budget in Ontario goes to vote, activists from No One Is Illegal - Toronto and Occupy Toronto issued a call for a mass protest and day of action on May Day (May 1), 2012. A 30 feet x 7 feet banner was dropped early Tuesday morning, cheekily telling early morning motorists to call-in sick on May Day, when immigrant and worker rights groups and Occupy movements across North America will be marching together against the attacks of the 1%. Photo attached.

Though capitalism and corporate greed have infected much of Toronto since the late 19th century, its most virulent form, "Austerity" has only recently turned in to a a pan-damn-emic.

Conservatives using No One Is Illegal to distract from anti-immigrant record, Bill C-31

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March 27, 2012

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"Conservatives using No One Is Illegal to distract from anti-immigrant record, Bill C-31"

Canada, Turtle Island — Immigrant and refugee rights groups from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver were brought up in Parliament yesterday [1] and became the target of a press release by Minister of Deportation Jason Kenney [2]. The Tories have charged that No One Is Illegal is “not simply another noisy activist group but hard-line anti-Canadian extremists”.

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