Community discussion: Impact of immigration changes on Iranian community

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 22:00

The majority of this event will be in Farsi

This event is sponsored by the International Federation of Iranian Refugees, No One is Illegal and Radio Pazhvak

Dear friends

In the past year the Conservative government with the help of former Immigration Minister Jason Kenny, has dramatically changed many
immigration policies and laws that make it more difficult for asylum seekers and refugees to seek safety in Canada. Those who make it to Canada
against all the odds, face severe treatment including time in prison. The long list of recent changes also impacts sponsorship of families and spouses.

We would like to invite you to join us for a community meeting and an update on the changes to the Canadian immigration and refugee laws
affecting the Iranian community. A lawyer will be present for part of the meeting to describe the changes followed by a discussion of what we can do
and how we can act together in response to the changes. For privacy and security reasons there will be no discussion of individual cases.

We hope to gain a better understanding of these legislative and policy changes and have a conversation on how we can better support ourselves,
our families and our friends; and finally how we can act to put a stop to harmful practices that further marginalize and endanger all refugees and
immigrants.

MOSAIC Community Room
1720 Grant St. @ Commercial Dr.
Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA

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