One Voice, One goal, Our Dream: to Stop the Unjust Treatment and Deportation of Undocumented Workers
In Canada there are approximately 30,000 to 50,000 undocumented workers, many of whom are waiting for their application to be processed or who have been rejected. For those individuals seeking refuge a request for deportation means returning into an unsafe environment where they are at risk of harm, torture or death; the very reason why they fled. They are victims of human rights abusers and Canada should uphold their universal right to life, liberty, and security.
Up to 15,000 individuals in Ontario and 200,000 nationally have already been deported. For those that remain in Canada, the fear of deportation is constant, during which they are deprived of necessities such as medical access, safety, education, and decent wages for engaging in poor and unsafe work.
We, the undersigned, request that you uphold the universal rights of all those who have entered or are entering into Canada and stop the deportation of individuals who are at risk of harm, torture, or death.
This petition has been organized by Sofie Pauwels, Sinduja Sivarajah, Polly Zhang, Janani Harichandran, Sarah Lalljee and Noellen Patel.