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Confronting deportations

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 nooneisillegal@riseup.net 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.

Gary Freeman allowed back in to Canada

No One Is Illegal - Toronto is delighted to welcome our comrade and ally Gary Freeman back to Canada.

We have supported Gary Freeman since he was arrested in 2004 outside a Yonge Street library in Toronto for shooting a Chicago police officer Terrence Knox in self-defence in 1969.

Listen to an interview we did with his family in 2008: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/40215

Toronto Star coverage from today (with video): http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/01/21/former-fugitive-douglas-gary-...

Background

Stop an Unjust Extradition to the United States!

[From http://www.freemandrum.org]

Vigil in Support of the Walji family : In Sadness, Remembrance and Rage

Nov/15/2013 - 4:00 pm
Nov/15/2013 - 5:30 pm

Friday, November 15th
4:00pm
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.

CBSA: "What, your Mom doesn't cook you bugs in Africa?”

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.

Sign, share, and tweet this petition! Demand that Muhammed Sillah be released and the racist CBSA officers be held to account: http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/cbsa-what-your-mom-doesn-t-cook-yo...

NOII Alert: Axe the Refugee Exclusion Act!

Statement endorsed by No One Is Illegal Halifax, No One Is Illegal Toronto, and No One Is Illegal Vancouver Coast Salish Territories

Last week Minister of Censorship and Deportation Jason Kenney tabled Bill C-31, an omnibus Refugee Exclusion Act. This Act is racist. It creates a two-tier system of refugee protection, increases incarceration, denies and revokes legal status, and violently targets and expels refugees and
migrants from Canada.

Under the proposed Refugee Exclusion Act, the following provisions will be established:

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