Thursday, November 25, 2010

Immigration officers barred from women’s shelters

Press release from No One Is Illegal -Toronto.

The Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre (GTEC) of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), GTA Region, has issued a directive to all its officers, stating:

1. When conducting a road investigation, officers will not enter shelters or other spaces designated as resources for women fleeing/experiencing violence.
2. Officers are not to wait outside or approach the above-noted spaces and will maintain a reasonable distance.
3. Officers are not to approach the above-noted spaces to make any inquiries into the identity of women who may be the subject of an immigration investigation. This includes inquiries made to the staff, volunteers and other residents.

Read the full release here.

Coverage in the Toronto Star can be found here.

And a pretty intense video posted to youtube, which features the only Radiohead song I really like ; ).

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