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Commemorating one year since #MigrantStrike

September 17, 2014
| An interview with Tings from the End Immigration Detention Network to mark one year since the migrant strike actions by detained immigrants in Ontario and Quebec.
Length: 20:06 minutes (27.62 MB)

Jane Finch Community Groups Respond to Racial Profiling, Anti-Immigrants Raids in Neighbourhood

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:00pm


South-East corner of Jane and Finch intersection
South-East corner of Jane and Finch intersection
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W

Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP), a grassroots group of Jane Finch community residents and workers, is holding a community outreach event. Community members will be putting up posters and handing out legal information to area residents after Canada Border Services Agency with the support of Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario Ministry of Transportation racially profiled, forcefully IDd and detained at least 21 people on, Aug. 14. At least five of those men are expected to be deported on Tuesday morning. JFAAP and other local area organizations are calling for an end to racial profiling, immigration detentions and deportations, and joining the call to make Ontario a 'sanctuary province.'

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. 



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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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| June 9, 2014

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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| June 9, 2014
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