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.
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.
Prominent political activist, Muhammed Sillah was slated for deportation to the Gambia where he fears for his life because of his outspoken activism. Community pressure stopped his deportation on June 11th, yet today, a month later, he is still in detention and facing racist abuse.
In retaliation for protests and actions in his support, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) refuses to let Muhammed Sillah rejoin his family, despite a Federal Court ruling insisting that he be able to contact a lawyer and file new applications for his stay.
Not only has CBSA put up obstacles in front of Muhammad’s release, they and their private prison profiteers G4S use racist slurs against him, denying him basic rights and have refused to let his wife visit him.