Last Monday the Conservative government passed Bill C-31, dubbed the Refugee Exclusion Act, which allows mandatory detention of refugee claimants, increased immigration enforcement, and creation of a discriminatory two-tier refugee determination process by giving the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration power to determine 'safe' countries of origin. They also recently introduced cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), which provided healthcare for refugees.These measures represent an intensified attack on migrants that will force more people into precarious immigration status without access to basic services.
Join No One Is Illegal-Halifax on World Refugee Day for a discussion on the impacts of
these policies on our communities. Speakers from the Halifax Refugee Clinic, the Atlantic Refugee and Immigrant Services Society (ARISS), No One Is Illegal--Halifax and more will explain the consequences of Bill C-31 and the cuts to the IFHP and brainstorm ways to fight back against regressive immigration policies.
Refreshments will be provided and childcare will be provided onsite.
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