The Harper Cons plan to uproot migrant workers that have lived, worked and formed relationships in Canada for over four years. So, on March 29th, join us at Citizenship and Immigration Canada headquarters to seed justice. We will be planting small seedlings that you will be able to take home. Bring your friends and family for this community action to seed justice.
Refuse a revolving door immigration system and call for full immigration status for all.
* Toronto: March 29, 2pm at Citizenship and Immigration Canada headquarters (55 St. Clair E. St. Clair and Yonge – St. Clair subway station)
* Actions are also planned in Edmonton, Guelph, Hamilton, Niagara, Peterborough and Okanagan valley. Details at http://no4and4.tumblr.com/Events
As of April 1, 2015, all migrant workers in Canada in low-waged jobs and on Temporary Foreign Worker or Live-In Caregiver permits will be barred from working in the country for more than four years. All those that have been in Canada more than that time will face mass deportation. They will also be banned from returning to work in Canada for four years. Those that choose to stay will become undocumented.
These changes are effectively a mass deportation. These rules will tear apart families, friends and communities across the country. Migrant workers pay tens of thousands of dollars to come to Canada and work at minimum wage jobs to provide an opportunity for their family; so that their children can go to school; and to have a better life. The 4 & 4 rule strips away migrant workers’ dignity, forces workers already in precarity into further uncertainty, and imposes discriminatory and arbitrary barriers on how long workers can stay here.
That these migrants have worked in Canada for four years proves that their jobs are permanent, not temporary. These friends and community members deserve permanent residence, not deportation. This 4 and 4 rule entrenches a revolving door immigration policy, employers can simply replace current with new workers.
Please sign and share this petition: www.change.org/p/stop-the-mass-deportation-of-thousands-of-immigrants-on-april-1st
Campaign Against 4 Year Limit on Migrant Workers
55 St Clair E
Toronto, ON M4V 1N3
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