President Barack Obama announced his executive plan to overhaul the the U.S. immigration system and uphold the human rights of undocumented immigrants.
Established refugees now face loss of status after the Conservatives’ draconian changes to immigration laws, a new report by the Canadian Council of Refugees says.
Rights groups say “an independent and effective complaints and monitoring mechanism for the Canada Border Services Agency” is necessary due to abuses of the human rights of refugee claimants and vulnerable Canadians.
Harvard Medical School and Hunter College School of Public Health researchers find immigrants generated surplus contributions of $115.2 billion in 2002-2009, $13.8 billion in 2009, and actually subsidize the health care of native-born Americans. The study concludes that reducing immigration would worsen Medicare’s financial health.
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Over 70 community groups have signed a letter demanding the immediate cancellation of anti-immigrant reality TV show, Border Security. The letter is addressed to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who personally approved the show, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and various companies with interests
She Fixes So Many Problems By: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: The Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker (NISW) is one of the programs established by the Province of Manitoba to help newcomers adjust to life in Canada. The program is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Obert Madondo argues that the Canadian media and politicians can learn from the decision by the Associated Press to ditch derogatory “illegal immigrant” from its Stylebook for journalistic style and grammar.
Please support this campaign to remind Vic Toews, Canadian Border Services Agency and the Conservatives that immigration raids and deportations can’t be entertainment in Canada!
Rights watchdog BC Civil Liberties Association says the Canada Border Services Agency’s reality TV raid broke the law, files complaint with the federal Privacy Commissioner.
Canadians lawyers and doctors are asking the Federal Court of Canada to declare the Harper Conservatives’ refugee health care cuts unconstitutional.