Written on April 3, 2012
April 4 is Refugee Rights Day – Axe the Refugee Exclusion Act!
Do you know about the new Refugee Exclusion Act tabled by the Tory government and Minister of Censorship and Deportation Jason Kenney?
It creates a discriminatory two-tier system of refugee protection, mandates incarceration for many refugees, and revokes permanent residency for many who have already been granted refugee status. This is a racist and repressive new bill that we need to resist.
Here are some ways to take action:
1. Raise awareness by sharing information online about the act:
No One Is Illegal Joint Statement:
No One Is Illegal-Toronto Axe the Refugee Exclusion Act Video:
Human Rights Watch statement:
2. Sign & share Amnesty’s appeal to MP’s – an easy way to send a message:
If you would like to send your own message, here are two sample letters:
http://scr.bi/GNtvx2 and http://is.gd/jCeRm6
You can find your MP’s contact info here http://bit.ly/mfMkVq
3. Post on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites about the Refugee Exclusion Act and migrant justice issues.
4. Stay updated:
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