International migration

Advisory. Mothers Begin Sit-in at CBSA Offices: Let Lucy Stay

Media Advisory Mothers Begin Sit-in at CBSA Offices: Let Lucy Stay Mothers for Lucy Sit-InCBSA Offices, 1010 St-Antoine, MontrealTuesday, 3rd April, 9am to 5pm each week-day until Lucy is Free Montreal mothers are beginning a sit-in this morning outside the offices of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) until Lucy Francineth Granados is freed from […]


Hearing and Support Rally for Lucy: Deportation Delay gives Undocumented Organizer a Chance for Freedom

Media Advisory Hearing and Support Rally for Lucy: Deportation Delay gives Undocumented Organizer a Chance for Freedom #LetLucyStay   Montreal, 28 March 2018 — Lucy Francineth Granados will appear at a second statutory detention review hearing this morning to determine whether she will remain in detention pending deportation. Gabrielle Bouchard, President of the Fédération des […]


Release. Lucy Francineth Granados: Deportation will not take place today, but risk still imminent; Detention review hearing and rally tomorrow at 9am

Press Release LUCY FRANCINETH GRANADOS: DEPORTATION WILL NOT TAKE PLACE TODAY; LUCY REMAINS AT RISK OF IMMINENT DEPORTATION; DETENTION REVIEW HEARING AND RALLY TOMORROW AT 9AM Montreal, 27 March 2018 — Lucy Francineth Granados’ deportation has been postponed after an emergency hospitalization yesterday. She remains, however, in detention and at imminent risk of deportation. Minister […]


#LetLucyStay: Support spreads across country for undocumented single mother and community organiser facing deportation tomorrow

Media Advisory #LetLucyStay: Support spreads across country for undocumented single mother and community organiser facing deportation tomorrow26 March 2018 – Actions in cities across Canada, as well as a social media campaign “Jam the Lines”, will be launched today in a last minute bid to stop Lucy Francineth Granados’ deportation, scheduled for tomorrow, 27 March. […]


Migrants, refugees and allies stage festive demonstration against deportations, for open borders and for a solidarity city

Press Release MIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND ALLIES STAGE FESTIVE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST DEPORTATIONS, FOR OPEN BORDERS AND A SOLIDARITY CITY PRESS CONFERENCE: Sunday, June 18 2017 at 1:30 pm, Room 592 – 6767 chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges DEMONSTRATION AND MARCH: Sunday, June 18, 2:00 pm, departure from Nelson Mandela Park (rue Victoria between Barclay and Bouchette) Montreal, Sunday, […]


Bissan Eid still stuck in Gaza- she needs support, not discrimination from the Canadian government

MEDIA ADVISORY Bissan Eid still stuck in Gaza, she needs support, not discrimination from the Canadian government.   Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made very public pronouncements about diversity being Canada’s “strength” and the fundamental humanity of all Canadians despite origin or religious background. Yet, Canadian citizens Bissan and her baby Sarah, remain […]


Announce Daring to Dream of Justice, a five-stop Quebec

Pour la version française, cliquez ici. May 30, 2017, Montreal – Only months after a dozen migrant workers from Guatemala were arrested by immigration officers in a job placement agency in Victoriaville, the Temporary Foreign Workers Association (TFWA) and Cinema Politica announce Daring to Dream of Justice, a five-stop Quebec tour of acclaimed filmmaker Min Sook Lee’s documentary MIGRANT DREAMS. MIGRANT DREAMS is a […]


Launching: Quebec tour of the Film Migrant Dreams

May 30, 2017   MEDIA ADVISORY Launching: Quebec tour of the Film Migrant Dreams Migrant workers to present their perspective on jobs with justice in Quebec.     What: Press conference with representatives of the Immigrant Workers Centre and Cinema Politica.  Migrant worker Juan Godoy Enríquez and lawyer Susan Ramirez, representing the group of workers […]


Undocumented Blind Woman Seeks Access to Vital Rehabilitation Services Based on Need, not Status in Coderre’s Sanctuary City

Press Release Undocumented Blind Woman Seeks Access to Vital Rehabilitation Services Based on Need, not Status in Coderre’s Sanctuary City   Montreal, 24 May 2017 — For more than a year, Marcia*, a blind undocumented woman, has been trying to access essential rehabilitation services offered by the Montreal Association for the Blind (MAB-Mackay). She was […]


Guinean Community demand an end to deportations to Guinea

The Committee Guineans in Support of Status for All calls on the government to stop all deportations to Guinea   Media callout for press conference: When: Tuesday May 23 at 10am Where: the Immigrant Workers Center 4755 Van Horne, bureau 110 Montréal, QC, H3W 1H8 Since last December, the requests for asylum made by numerous […]