June 26, 2022

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Pressure is mounting on Ottawa to regulate immigration status

Pressure is mounting on Ottawa to regulate immigration status

The event, led by Solidarity Sans Frontieres in Montreal and Ottawa, launched a week-long campaign to get better treatment for thousands of unregistered immigrants.

Ottawa launched a regularization program last year for refugees who worked in health care during the epidemic. The program, which is already packed in terms of solidarity and demands across borders, also excludes immigrants who are considered emergency workers.

We want full regularization for everyone without exception, because it is mandatory for everyone, whether it is people who have worked in the health sector or grocery stores, butcher shops or recycling pick-ups. They worked three times as hard, but they were paid less, United for Guinness spokesman status, Mohamed Bari, who obtained his permanent residence last year after eight years Fight.

Solidarity across borders means that many people have difficulty paying rent and food, while others have to admit Dangerous and low-paying jobs. During the epidemic, Unregistered immigrants endured enormous hardships.

Due to our condition, we do not have access to health care, social assistance or legal work. This is still a very important thing for the human being here, right?, Said Sameera Jasmine, a spokeswoman for Solidarity Across Borders, who has been trying to streamline her situation since coming to Algeria eight years ago.

Symbolic humanitarian request

Next Sunday, activists and unregistered immigrants from Quebec are scheduled to meet in front of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office in Ottawa to present a symbolic humanitarian appeal to all people with dangerous status in the country.

The Migrant Rights Network (RDPM) recently revealed that the rate of rejection of permanent residency applications in Canada on a humanitarian basis has doubled since 2019.

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For those without status, humanitarian demand is the only way., Argued Mrs. Jasmine.

It also expresses the frustration of these people because they try by all legal means to get a normal life., Adboul Con of Solidarity at the Borders added.

The RDPM found that 70% of applications were rejected from January to March 2021, compared to 35% in 2019.