Hundreds of Canadians protested this past weekend against the likely deportation of thousands of Haitian and Zimbabwean migrants that had been denied refugee or immigration status in Canada. Until recently, these individuals were allowed to remain under humanitarian grounds. However, the Canadian government has lifted this protection, putting them at great risk of deportation to unsafe and uninhabitable conditions in their countries of origin.
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About 500 march against deportation of migrants to Haiti and Zimbabwe
Susan Semenak, Montreal Gazette
May 31, 2015
About 500 people marched Sunday afternoon in Montreal in support of people facing deportation to Haiti and Zimbabwe. They walked from the St. Michel métro station to Jarry Park. It’s a protest march held every year to demand an end to the deportations of tens of thousands of people who are refused refugee and immigration status in Canada.
But Sunday’s march was especially important, says organizer Romina Hernandez of Solidarity Across Borders, because as of Monday, some 3,500 people from Haiti and Zimbabwe who have been rejected as refugees lose all status in Canada.
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