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Take Action Against Minister of Citizenship, Immigration & Multiculturalism Jason Kenney

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Action Alert1) MAKING PEOPLE ILLEGAL: In recent months, we've seen greater and greater targeting of immigrants without full documentation as Immigration Enforcement carries out raids, waits outside of shelters and impersonates lawyers. We know that live in caregivers are being exploited in bogus jobs and that the Economic Crisis is being used as an excuse to cut applicants from the family and refugee class.

Immigration Canada and Minister Kenney have stepped up both anti-immigrant policy decisions and rhetoric. The changes in immigration targets, the rising detention and deportation rates, the scapegoating of migrants based on language skills, and the threats to remove the pre-removal risk assessment process represent a real attack on migrants that must be spoken out against.

2) FUNDING CUT TO CANADIAN ARAB FEDERATION: The Immigration Minister has just cut Canadian Arab Federation funding, alleging CAF promotes terror. According to a release by CAF "This arbitrary decision made by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, under the Harper leadership is an attempt to silence any dissenting voice and is being used as disciplinary action for CAF's political stand which is contrary to their own. Furthermore, this is a warning to other non-profit, anti-racist organizations not to criticize members of the Canadian government or they may face a similar fate."

3) BANNING OF ANTI-WAR UK MP GEORGE GALLOWAY: Well known Respect Party MP from the UK George Galloway has been deemed "inadmissible on national security grounds" and been denied entry into Canada where he was scheduled to speak at a series of public forums. A minister's spokesman told reporters in the U.K that the Galloway is inadmissible on national security grounds because of his views on Afghanistan and the presence of Canadian troops there.

Immigration Minister Kenney believes that he can silence us by declaring us, our actions and our words Illegal. The Minister believes that he can spin doctor the media story so that his lies will not be caught.

Enough is Enough: No One Is Illegal!

TAKE ACTION:

1) Call, fax and e-mail the Media and Minister Kenney in addition to e-mailing your local MP to express outrage at this continued targeting of migrants in Canada and lies by the Minister.

2) Contact Minister Kenney and your local MP to condemn the decisions to cut funding to CAF, to deny Galloway entry and for censuring free speech of those with a dissenting opinion and political ideology.

3) ON May 2: Take to the streets.

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Contact Jason Kenney:

Constituency Office:
1168 137 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2J 6T6
P. 403-225-3480
F. 403-225-3504

Ottawa Office:
325 East Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
P. 613-992-2235
F. 613-992-1920

Email: kennej@parl.gc.ca

Contact your MP: You can find your local MP and their contact information by entering your Postal Code in the link provided below:

http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPost...