Send a letter in Opposition to extension of Canada-USA Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA)
Eight people – including two children – have already died less than a week after the Safe Third Country Agreement was extended!
The Durham Region Labour Council is asking you to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your local Member of Parliament in support of migrant refugee rights! Send a letter so we can make sure no one is left out!
Without any warning, at 12:01 a.m. Saturday March 25, the STCA was extended to cover the entire 9,000-kilometer international border between the US and Canada.
Migrant refugees are now being deported if they cross the Canada-US border without a visa. Previously, this only occurred at 3 border crossings. Refugees arriving from the US will only be processed and allowed to stay if they can prove they have been in Canada for 14 days.
We must continue to fight for status for all. We need to continue to act for rights and dignity for all migrants, and to demand permanent resident status for all because it is the only way to access rights and power. Right now, we are acting for undocumented migrants to be regularized without exception. We want an uncapped program that grants permanent resident status to all undocumented people without exception.