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Sunday April 5th - Emergency Demonstration to Stop the Raids!

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Apr/05/2009 - 11:00 am

URGENT NATIONAL ALERT: IMMIGRATION RAIDS
PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY
(Download a Know Your Rights flyer for workplace raids here)

TORONTO EMERGENCY ACTION
Sunday, April 5th - 11am
385 Rexdale Boulevard
Buses leave 9:30 am (St. George and Bloor)

On Thursday and Friday, Immigration enforcement raided a number of workplaces in Southern Ontario, arresting and detaining workers with precarious immigration status on their way to and from work. Over a hundred workers are now languishing in detention centres.

On early Thursday morning, enforcement officers stormed into three different businesses in Bradford and Markham where they arrested migrant workers. CBSA even followed workers to their homes throughout the GTA and surrounding area. In total 80 people were arrested. They were placed on GO buses, handcuffed and held immobile for hours.

Update: Over 100 Migrant Workers Arrested; Communities Demand Their Release

April 4, 2009 - Executing massive and unprecedented US-style raids in East Toronto, Leamington, and Bradford, the Canada Border Services Agency has arrested and detained over 100 migrant workers across Southern Ontario.

Hundreds of families and friends are wondering right now why their loved ones have not returned from work. The hundreds of thousands of non-status people across Canada have woken up to a horrible day in Stephen Harper's Canada.

On early Thursday morning, enforcement officers stormed into three different businesses in Bradford and Markham where they arrested migrant workers. CBSA even followed workers to their homes throughout the GTA and surrounding area. In total 80 people were arrested. They were placed on GO buses, handcuffed and held immobile for hours.

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