Where: Citizenship and Immigration Canada offices
1010 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest
When: Thursday November 28, 2013
100 days of inaction from Immigration Minister Chris Alexander
100 days of surveillance and intimidation by Canadian Border Services Agency
100 days of living in hiding and in fear
100 days of defiance against unjust and violent government regulations
November 28th 2013 marks the one-hundredth day of sanctuary for Mrs.Khurshid Begum Awan, a Pakistani refugee who has courageously decided not to comply with a deportation order issued to her in August 2013.Facing the inability to access necessary care for major health
problems, separation from her family, and the spectre of physical violence (even murder) upon return to Pakistan, Khurshid has been given little choice but to take sanctuary in a church in order to fight against systems that work to oppress and reject her.
On this 100th day anniversary, join us in a show of solidarity and anger against the systemic exclusion of migrants in Canadian society, the violence within Canada’s Refugee and Immigration system, and the unjust reality that the Awan family, and so many like them, are forced to live with every day.
We demand that Khurshid Begum Awan be granted status immediately, that her husband be allowed to return to Canada to join his family, and that the family be able to live a life of justice and dignity.
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