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.'
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.