In 2014, Canada deported 19,000 people. These were the people that were physically forced on to planes and separated from their families and communities. That is 52 deportations a day, over half of which take place in the GTA. This number doesn't include the large numbers of people who are coerced to leave by immigration enforcement, because their permits are not extended.
No One Is Illegal - Toronto supports individual families and communities resisting deportation. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about yourself. Please note that because of high volume of requests, we are not able to provide lawyers in most cases.
Scroll below to see our latest actions and updates on individual deportations and the collective deportation regime.
On April 29th migrants and allies rallied at the Italian Consulate in Toronto to insist no more migrant deaths! More than 1,750 migrants have died since January 2015 trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to find dignity and safety in Europe. Read more on why, here.
As supporters held up signs reading, ‘Stop migrant deaths. Borders kill. We are all responsible’, Tzazna Miranda of Justicia for Migrant Workers, spoke to those gathered about the connection between Fortress Europe border policies and those of Fortress America where thousands of people perish crossing in to the United States each year. The sombre note was markedly elevated by the presence of four ‘body bags’ on the pavement, symbolizing all the lives lost.
with security certificate detainees, indigenous blockaders, and others currently targeted by the national-security regime.
March 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm
United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street.
As we resist the passing of Bill C-51, join us to hear from some of those most impacted by anti-‘terror’ laws, surveillance, and state violence. Discussions at this event may violate multiple Bill C-51 provisions – join us to insist that we will continue to act irrespective of laws that target dissent.
- ANISHINAABE WOMAN ACTIVIST (Blockader) and mother who has been at the front-lines of land defense for decades.
- MOHAMMAD MAHJOUB is an Egyptian refugee in Canada who has been detained in Canada without charges or trial on a security certificate by CSIS and CBSA for nearly 15 years.
Friday, November 15th
Immigration Enforcement & Refugee Board Offices
74 Victoria Street, Toronto
Mohamed and Shyroz Walji and their daughter Qyzra had been trying to get permanent residency status in Canada for 15 years. Qyzra had cerebral palsy and the family was supported by a patchwork of help and donations. Rather than waiting for their forced deportation to Tanzania, the family was found dead in their London apartment earlier this month in an apparent murder - suicide.
Please join us for a vigil at sunset in support of the Walji's family and friends and to hold Immigration Canada and immigration enforcement accountable for what they and Canada's immigration system have done and continue to do to people.
We are full of tears and rage about an immigration system that would have families die rather than give them status. Join us as we remind the people that denied the Walji family status that they are literally forcing people to their deaths.