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Anger escalates over migrant arrests during vehicle safety checks

Photo: Flickr/Buddhabless

An emergency rally took place on Monday as anger escalates over the controversial arrests of undocumented workers by the Canada Border Services Agency during a commercial vehicle safety blitz last week.

On Aug. 14, the CBSA arrested 21 people for immigration violations during a joint commercial vehicle safety blitz with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministries of Transportation and Environment.  The collaboration consisted of vehicle spot checks in northwest Toronto, around Wilson Avenue between Jane Street and Highway 400. 



Groundwire August 4, 2014: Immigration detention, Prisoners' Justice Day

August 7, 2014
| This week's episode of Groundwire National Community Radio News covers immigration detention, Prisoners' Justice Day, a copper-breaking ceremony and more.
Length: 29:42 minutes (40.8 MB)

100th anniversary walking tour of the Komagata Maru

August 1, 2014
| In 1914, the Komogata Maru steamed into Vancouver. For the next two months, the over 300 would-be immigrants were stranded in the harbour. Naveen Girn led a historical walking tour on July 23.
Length: 13:27 minutes (12.33 MB)
Photo credit: Melanie Cervantes
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Report released on immigration detention highlights injustice

Yesterday a report entitled "Endless, Arbitrary and Unfair: The Truth about Immigration Detention in Canada" was released by No One is Illegal – Toronto and the End Immigration Detention Network.

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