On Friday July 12th, in collaboration with an amazing coalition of anti-racist, Indigenous, & migrant justice groups, including: No More Silence, No One Is Illegal | Personne n'est illégal | Nadie es ilegal, IfNotNow Toronto, Syria Solidarity Collective and Climate Justice Toronto rallied outside Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland’s office to say #CloseTheCamps across Turtle Island! End immigration detention! No person is illegal on stolen land! And left a list of demands with Minister Freeland’s office.
We demand that the Canadian government:
1. Condemn Trump’s separation of families and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers, and publicly call for the closure of the concentration camps on the US’s southern border.
2. Scrap the Safe Third Country Agreement which refuses refugee claimants who enter Canada via the US, and allow people who have made an asylum claim in the US to make a refugee claim here.
3. End the unjust practice of immigration detention.
We couldn’t be prouder of the partners we worked closely with, or prouder of everyone who made it out last Friday.