On November 1st and 2nd, communities across the country took action online and on the streets to honor migrants that have lost their lives to COVID-19 and unjust immigration laws and call for full and permanent immigration status for all. We are in the second wave of the virus, but support and services for essential migrants are missing. Migrant workers, students, refugees, undocumented people, sex workers and others are being turned away from healthcare, emergency income supports, decent work, and other basic services at a time when we need it the most. Fees for education and other services are incredibly high. We are fighting FULL & PERMANENT IMMIGRATION STATUS FOR ALL, join us!
In Montreal, over a 100 people organized through Solidarity Across Borders braved the rain and cold and did a die-in outside CBC / Radio Canada offices. Watch live stream here.
In Niagara, organizers and workers from the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change held a vigil at the site where Zenaida, one of our farmworker leaders, died last year, watch the live stream here. Then, organizers and workers created an altar at the offices of local Liberal MP, Chris Bittle’s office.
In Sherbrooke Collectif ENSEMBLE avec les personnes MIGRANTES CONTRE le RACISME rallied outside of Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s office. Organizers and individuals were invited to sign the petition and join the campaign.
In Toronto member organizations of the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change led by LatinX members created an altar for workers that have lost their lives and called for Status for All. See photos here, and CBC Toronto’s report on the action here.
CBC Toronto reporting on our #DayoftheDead altar this weekend in Toronto.
We honour the dead. We fight for the living.
We need #StatusforAll to stop the deaths.
— Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (@MWACCanada) November 3, 2020
Over 100 people gathered in Vancouver coordinated by Sanctuary Health and Committee for Domestic Worker and Caregiver Rights to call for Status for All! See more photos here.