We would like to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude for your financial support. With these donations, we’ve been able to support “C” appeal the unjust refusal of their Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application. But sadly this is not enough, as we know there are many more in our community in C’s position.
Our undocumented communities were hopeful to hear that a new permanent residency program for essential workers and international graduates opened on May 6, 2021. Unsurprisingly, this pathway actively excludes undocumented people from applying – even though our communities are working in essential industries or contributing in essential ways throughout the pandemic. Not only are we deliberately being excluded, but we are also under a serious threat of deportations. Despite assurances from the federal government that all deportations (except in exceptional circumstances) were halted in 2020, Canada disgustingly deported thousands of people, more than in any year since 2015 (according to the Migrant Rights Network).
During this global pandemic, it has become blatantly clear that we are all interconnected and interdependent – and yet we continue to be invisibilized and excluded. We refuse to be reduced to a statistic of refusals. Read A + R’s story below to learn more about what is happening to us.
Our mission now is to raise funds to help folks stuck in these looming situations. Help us help them by donating.