Toronto / August 19, 2020 - Migrants, refugees, undocumented people, workers and students are taking to the streets on August 23rd to call for full and permanent immigration status for all.
Parliament may be prorogued but migrants are still in crisis.
Actions in ten cities and five provinces are calling for the expansion of the newly announced pathway to permanent residency for some refugees in healthcare to include everyone in the country without permanent resident status.
COVID-19 has worsened existing inequalities and with fears of a second wave on the horizon, swift action is needed to ensure migrants are not put in further jeopardy.
The cross-country day of action is coordinated by the Migrant Rights Network, Canada’s migrant justice coalition.
The Migrant Rights Network is calling on all political parties to ensure a plan for regularization is announced in the upcoming speech from the throne.
Join us on August 23, 2020 in Montreal, Niagara, Ottawa, Regina, Sherbrooke, Toronto, Vancouver and Windsor or wherever you are to call for urgent action for Status for All!
Visit https://migrantrights.ca/august23/ for a list of actions you can join.
OCASI is a member of Migrant Rights Network and Migrant Workers Alliance for Change.