On Thursday, Toronto City Council passed a motion to provide services to residents without full immigration status or all their immigration documents.
Listen to an interview with SK Hussan of the Solidarity City Network.
The Solidarity City Network is made up of Health for All, Immigration Legal Committee of Toronto, Justice for Migrant Workers, Law Union of Ontario, No One Is Illegal – Toronto, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Roma Community Centre, Social Planning Toronto, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario, South Asian Women's Rights Organization, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, The Wellesley Institute and Workers Action Centre. Additionally, Motion 18.5 is supported by Advocacy Centre for Tenants of Ontario (ACTO), Alliance for South Asian Aids Prevention, AWCCA at George Brown College, Jane Finch Action Against Poverty, GOAL, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.
Solidarity City Network is looking for people from other cities in Ontario to pass similar policies. If you are interested, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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