International migration

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 […]


Hopes are fading for undocumented children wanting to go to school this fall : rally and press point Sunday May 21st

Press release Hopes are fading for undocumented children wanting to go to school this fall : rally and press point Sunday May 21st Montreal, Sunday, May 21st 2017 : A month before the end of the parliamentary session, hope is fading for a legislative change that would allow children with precarious immigration status to go […]


MONTREAL PREMIERE WITH FILMMAKERS, MIGRANT WORKERS AND ACTIVISTS

MIGRANT DREAMS MONTREAL PREMIERE WITH FILMMAKERS, MIGRANT WORKERS AND ACTIVISTS Min Sook Lee / Canada / 2016 / 88′ / English, Indonesian, Spanish, s.t. English WHAT: Montreal premiere of MIGRANT DREAMS, followed by Q&A with director Min Sook Lee, producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson, migrant workers and activists. WHERE: Room H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., Concordia University WHEN: Monday, October 17, 7PM COST: Suggested […]


MEXICAN PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PEÑA NIETO VISITS QUEBEC

MEXICAN PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PEÑA NIETO VISITS QUEBEC TO DISCUSS STRATEGIC AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS WITH PHILIPPE COUILLARD- BUT WHAT OF HUMAN RIGHTS?   Québec- June 27, 2016. Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto will be meeting premier Philippe Couillard today in order to pursue and reinforce economic partnerships that have existed between Quebec and Mexico for more than 35 years. […]


Press Conf today at 10:30. Canada still deporting Roma refugees: Roma teenager and her mom fight deportation scheduled for Thursday

Canada still deporting Roma refugees: Roma teenager and her mom fight deportation scheduled for Thursday Press ConferenceTuesday, 10 May at 10:30 am1500 de Maisonneuve W., 204, Montreal 17-year old Gilda Lakatos and her mother Katalin Lakatos are facing deportation on Thursday. The family left Hungary in 2011 because of the racism they experienced as Roma, […]