human rights / immigration issues / justice

The City of Toronto is a Sweatshop

No One Is Illegal-Toronto is organizing days of education, community building and idea sharing, ‘The City is a Sweatshop’, from March 19-21, 2010.

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no one is illegal-toronto

The City of Toronto is a Sweatshop

BECAUSE

We are exploited at workplaces, even killed, whether we have work permits or not…

(Source: No One Is Illegal-Toronto, Justice for Migrant Workers, Worker’s Action Centre)

BECAUSE

We cannot apply for welfare when we are poor and hungry…

(Source: Ontario Works Directive 3.1)

BECAUSE

We are threatened with deportation when we unionize…

(Source: Justice for Migrant Workers, UFCW and Unite Here Union drives)

BECAUSE

We are kicked out of Toronto Community Housing when we lose our status…

(Source: TCH Eligibility Requirements)

BECAUSE

We cannot get protection even when we are struggling against sexual abuse and assault…

(Source: Toronto Police Services Board report October 9, 2008)

BECAUSE

We are asked for identification and exorbitant fees by Schools, Colleges and Universities…

(Source: Community Social Planning Council, June 2008; No One Is Illegal-Toronto)

BECAUSE

We must choose between living in debt or living with serious injury or suffering for ourselves, our families and our friends…

(Source: Health for All, 2009)

BECAUSE

We cannot get legal aid coverage for most areas of immigration law…

(Source: Law Society of Upper Canada)

BECAUSE

We get asked for status documents in food banks with no commitment that this information won’t be shared with Immigration Canada…

(Source: investigation by No One Is Illegal December 2009)

BECAUSE

Immigration Enforcement and the Police work together to raid our workplaces, arrest us in our homes, in shopping malls, in subway stations and on the streets…

(Source: No One Is Illegal-Toronto)

BECAUSE

People without full status are treated like second class members of this city no matter what claims are made by the City and Provincial Government to the contrary

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No One Is Illegal-Toronto
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www.toronto.nooneisillegal.org

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No One Is Illegal (Toronto) is a grassroots group of migrants and
allies who fight for the rights of all  to live with dignity and
respect. We believe that granting citizenship to a privileged few is
part of a racist immigration and border policy designed to exploit and
marginalize migrants. We work to oppose these policies, as well as the
international economic and environmental policies that create the
conditions of poverty and war that force migration. We work to support
and build alliances with Indigenous peoples in their fight against
colonialism, displacement and the ongoing occupation of their land.

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