All posts in Immigration

September 7, 2019, by Stacey Gomez

Since last month’s mass shooting in El Paso, Latinxs throughout the US say they no longer feel safe. The shooting, which killed 22 people and injured another 24, was driven […]

Chop Suey Nation: new Canadians follow their dreams to rural communities

July 8, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

In Nackawic, New Brunswick, a Chinese restaurant called Saigon’s Garden rests at the end of a rural dirt road. According to Ann Hui’s Chop Suey Na ...

Canada Day: Migrant justice movements outraged by Trudeau’s move to exclude refugees

July 4, 2019, by No One Is Illegal - Halifax/K’jipuktuk and Solidarity Across Borders

Solidarity Across Borders and No One Is Illegal – Halifax/K’jipuktuk are speaking out against an underhanded attack on refugees and migrants i ...

Will immigration policies put Canada on the right side of history?

June 22, 2019, by Stacey Gomez

Thursday’s World Refugee Day (June 20) was a global call to stand up for refugee rights. This month also marks the tragic anniversary of a dark chap ...

  • Salaam, B’y: Muslim Newfoundlander visits Fredericton
    May 28, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    More than 100 people attended an early-morning screening of a biographical film about a Muslim Newfoundlander on May 24 at Fredericton’s Cultural Centre. Lisa Bamford de Gante, director of the […]

  • Not one more deportation
    April 16, 2018, by Amy Darwish and Gwendolyn Muir

    Editorial note: On April 13, 2018, the Trudeau government deported Lucy Granados to Guatemala. Lucy’s supporters hope she will be able to return.   At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March […]

  • Let Lucy Stay
    April 11, 2018, by Gül Çaliskan

    Update: On April 13, 2018, Lucy Granados was deported from Canada to Guatemala. Lucy’s supporters in Canada are organizing for her return to Canada.  This speech was delivered by Gül Çaliskan, […]

  • Former child in care segregated while facing deportation
    January 8, 2018, by Benjamin Perryman, Barrister & Solicitor

    [St-Hilaire, NB, January 8, 2018] –  Abdoulkader Abdi, a former child refugee and a long-term permanent resident of Canada, has lost his detention review hearing before the Immigration Division. As […]

  • NB Refugee Clinic supports refugees navigate the law 
    May 11, 2017, by Tracy Glynn

    No One Is Illegal Fredericton organized a Borderless Solidarities Workshop on May 6 in Fredericton. The NB Media Co-op interviewed one of the participants, Akram Ben Salah, the executive director of […]

  • Fredericton: the next sanctuary city?
    March 20, 2017, by Tracy Glynn

    Fredericton – A group of university students, professors and community organizers are hoping to make Fredericton the next sanctuary city. The group, No One Is Illegal Fredericton, decided to focus […]

  • 4-year-old Daksh is coming home to Canada
    December 29, 2015, by Matthew Behrens, Rural Refugee Rights Network

    Dec 24, 2015 — After a meeting with Santa Claus and Immigration Minister John McCallum, Ottawa parents Bhavna Bajaj and Aman Sood received the good news they have been dreaming […]

  • Refugees Welcome Fredericton Rally
    December 2, 2015, by Refugees Welcome Fredericton

    Join the Refugees Welcome Fredericton Rally on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1:00pm at Fredericton City Hall (corner of Queen and York). The rally is part of actions happening across the […]

  • Refugees Welcome! Rally on Fredericton on Saturday
    September 2, 2015, by NB Media Co-op

    Fredericton – On Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2pm, a “Refugees Welcome!” Rally will be held at Fredericton City Hall.Refugee and migrant rights groups across Canada are demanding that Minister Alexander […]

  • Give the gift of permanent status to migrant workers
    December 16, 2014, by Daniel Legere, President, CUPE - SCFP - NB

    This holiday season while Canadians gather with their family and friends, thousands of migrant live-in caregivers, the vast majority of them women, will be separated from their families.  These women […]

  • Cuts to refugee health care endanger lives
    July 8, 2014, by John Bonnar for Rabble

    Toronto – Across the street from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s offices in downtown Toronto, Meb Rashid stood before a crowd of almost 400 health care professionals and […]

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    Lower skilled temporary foreign workers shut out from citizenship
    March 11, 2012, by Najat Abdou-McFarland

    According to Canadian Immigration and Citizenship, 1,750 temporary foreign workers came to New Brunswick in 2011. These workers included higher skilled professionals, lower skilled labourers and live-in care givers. Temporary […]

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    Another migrant farm worker fatality in Ontario
    August 29, 2011, by UFCW Canada

    On August 17, 2011, Omar Graham tragically became the sixth Jamaican migrant worker over the past decade to die from an Ontario farm-related accident. Graham, a native of Manchester, Jamaica, […]