Classmates, friends, teachers and concerned Parkdale community members are calling for an urgent meeting at 2pm at St. Casimir's Church on Christmas Day to demand that Mexican refugee claimant and Parkdale highschool student Daniel Garcia's deportation be stopped, that the Immigration Minister grant Daniel temporary status and allow him to have his Pre-Removal Risk Assessment fairly heard and that he be allowed to complete his school year and gain permanent status in Canada.
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THE INTERNATIONAL WEEK AGAINST THE APARTHEID WALL 2010
BRING THEM DOWN!
Walls From Palestine to Turtle Island. From Physical to Invisible.
November 10th: 6:30pm
York University, GSA Conference Room, Student Centre Rm. 430
Join Students Against Israeli Apartheid and No One Is Illegal as we mark the week of solidarity with the Palestinian people against the illegal Apartheid Wall. This event will feature a panel discussion that traces the network of walls that have been built as barricades to dispossess, divide and isolate people here and around the world. From Occupied Palestine to Occupied Turtle Island, these walls permeate everyday life. These may be walls that create open air prisons in Gaza, Bantustans in the West Bank, border walls strewn with barbed wire that bleed migrants or walls that are erected as barriers to our own dignity and humanity. Walls so grotesquely visible and walls that are so conspicuously invisible – walls that crisscross the streets we walk on, this city we live in.
Sandrine Simo Teclaire Massudom is a non-status woman from Cameroon, and a mother of two young children. Despite having recently given birth in the last week to a newborn boy, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is still threatening to deport Sandrine to Cameroon. We say No to Deportations! Status for All!
In Securing Borders: Detention and Deportation in Canada, Anna Pratt writes “[d]etention and deportation are the two most extreme and bodily sanctions of this immigration penality, which constitutes and enforces borders, polices non-citizens, identifies those deemed dangerous, diseased, deceitful, or destitute, and refuses them entry or casts them out. As such, detention and deportation and the borders they sustain are also key technologies in the continuous processes that make-up citizens and govern populations.”
Montreal, 29 October 2009 -- A family of four was deported this morning after a very painful parting from friends, community members and supporters.
Early this morning, over 150 people gathered in support of Ranjit Dey Roy, Ratna Rani Dey Roy and their two sons, Swaikot et Swakshar, outside the Immigration Canada building on St-Antoine street. Tears flowed as community members and supporters took their leave from the distraught family. Shortly after 8am, the family was taken into custody by Immigration agents. They were deported to the United States, where they face undergoing new immigration proceedings and probable deportation to Bangladesh. The family is currently in New York.
This Sunday, 41 workers will be handcuffed, dragged to an airport and placed on a plane to Thailand. Many of them will never have the chance to return to Canada. They were arrested with dozens of others on their way to work or while packing food at Cericola Farms, in southwestern Ontario last week. CBSA then lied to them and tricked them into waiving their legal rights. This is a targeted attack by the Tory government against migrants. Minister Van Loan can stop these deportations; Minister Kenney can grant them status.
YOU can insist that they do so.
1. Take public action against your MP, Immigration or Enforcement Office. (See list of cities below)