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End Immigration Detention!

Migrants in a maximum security prison in Lindsay Ontario have been on strike since September 17, 2013. They have refused to enter their cells, boycotted their detention reviews and have been on hunger strike - 2 of them for over 60 days. Striking detainees have been deported, locked up in segregation, denied medical services and transferred to other prisons.

These detainees represent about 600 migrants detained on any given day, nearly 10,000 detained by immigration enforcement in a year. Unlike international legal norms Canada has no limit on immigration detention. As a result, at least 60 of them have been in detention for over a year, some for up to 10 years, separated from their families, jobs and communities. A number of these migrants are facing double punishment - that is they are facing deportation based on prior criminal convictions even though they have already served prison sentences.

Inspired by their actions, we have formed the End Immigration Detention Network. Find updates about the campaign, and join us in support at www.endimmigrationdetention.com

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...

Kenney gala disrupted, communities honoured, relationships strengthened

Pictures & Videos at: http://honouringourcommunities.tumblr.com/ (check often!)
Take a picture of yourself and a sign striving for social justice and upload it here too!

Over 400 protestors took to the streets of Toronto Sunday night gathering outside Toronto's Royal York Hotel. Inside, Israel's apartheid institution Haifa University supported by Stephen Harper, Peter Munk, Ezra Levant and others had organized a ceremony to give Immigration Minister Jason Kenney an honorary degree.

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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