refugeesSyndicate content

Permanent precarity: Canada's immigration model becomes neoliberal blueprint

Canada is often seen has a haven for immigration, especially by our U.S. neighbours. But the 'managed migration' model spells a different story.

Related story:

No safe haven: Canada's 'managed migration'

Photo: flickr/2010 Legal Observers

Jose Figueroa, who is courageously defying an immigration warrant to detain him, is a symbol of the arbitrary and exclusionary nature of Canadian immigration and refugee laws.

Jose has been in Canada since 1997 and was approved in principle for permanent residency. Years later, he received a deportation order for his prior membership in a group Canada claims is an organization that engages in acts of "espionage" and "terrorism." 

That organization is the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), which fought against U.S.-sponsored dictatorships in the 1980s and is the current elected government of El Salvador. 


Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
| September 23, 2014
| September 15, 2014

A perspective: Understanding the roots of the conflict in Ukraine

August 1, 2014
| Roger Annis has just returned from an anti-war conference in Yalta, Crimea. He outlines the political changes in Kiev that led to the war now raging in Eastern Ukraine.
Length: 17:14 minutes (15.78 MB)
| June 21, 2014
| June 13, 2014

Join the National Day of Action and stop cuts to refugee health care!

Please join us and our allies on June 16 in cities across Canada to oppose harmful and life-threatening health-care cuts to one of our most vulnerable populations.

Related story:

Photo: Council of Canadians
| June 13, 2014

Rights groups call for independent CBSA watchdog

April 11, 2014
| The Canada Border Services Agency has sweeping police powers, yet unlike most other police forces in Canada, there is no independent oversight body to review its actions.
Length: 13:28 minutes (12.33 MB)
Syndicate content