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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”.

For Immediate Release: Supreme Court of Canada Shuts Out Poor Immigrants

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Toronto – In a stunning set back for poor immigrants, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear Nell Toussaint’s leave application to determine her constitutional right to a waiver of the $550 application fee for the Humanitarian and Compassionate application, effectively slamming shut the door on thousands of people seeking to regularize their immigration status.

"I went to the Supreme Court of Canada to ask that the $550 fee that immigrants have to pay before their Humanitarian and Compassionate application is even processed be waived for poor people like me," explained Nell Toussaint. "I don't understand why the Supreme Court Justices refused to even hear this case."

Catholic School Board Trustee's Resignation Demanded

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June 22, 2011

CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE'S RESIGNATION DEMANDED

Toronto -- Immigrant and refugee rights advocates from No One Is Illegal - Toronto and other organizations are demanding disciplinary action against Trustee Frank D'Amico at a special meeting of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) at 80 Sheppard Avenue East on Thursday evening (June 23) at 7pm for hateful, anti-immigrant emails sent to a concerned social work student earlier this month.

The correspondence began when the placement student Nadia Saad wrote to trustees, alarmed that schools were violating TCDSB policy and the Ontario Education Act by denying admission to an undocumented student she was working with. "I contacted several trustees to bring this issue to their attention. Trustee D'Amico's response was vile. It left me shaking," she said.

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