Labour Media release

Media advisory: #StatusForAll migrants – Poster series to launch in Halifax for cross-country days of action

WHO: Members and allies of No One Is Illegal – Halifax/K’jipuktuk
WHAT: Launch of a series of posters at targeted locations in Halifax with key messages that migrants are an important part of our communities and that we need full immigration status for all 

WHERE: Downtown Halifax and North End. Please email us for specific location

WHEN: Saturday, August 22 @ 9am, Sunday, August 23 @ 2pm

HALIFAX/K’JIPUKTUK — This weekend, community members in Halifax will join migrant justice groups across the country in calling on the federal government to provide full and permanent immigration status for all migrants living in and arriving to Canada. These events are part of a Cross-Country Day of Action for Status for All coordinated by the Migrant Rights Network.

Members and allies of No One Is Illegal – Halifax/K’jipuktuk (NOII-Hfx) will be gathering at several locations on the peninsula for a coordinated citywide postering action. The poster action highlights that migrants are an important part of communities in Nova Scotia, and supports growing demands across the country for status for all. Four different poster designs have been produced to honour the many migrant communities in Nova Scotia and across Canada, including migrant workers, refugees, undocumented people and international students. 

The Day of Action calls for the expansion of the newly announced pathway to permanent residency for some refugees in healthcare to include everyone in the country without permanent resident status. Status for all, NOII-Hfx notes, would ensure that migrants have access to services such as healthcare, and equal rights such as being able to protect themselves in their workplace.

Further information about the cross-country day of action is available here. Supporters who are interested in participating in the poster action are asked to contact NOII-Hfx at the email below. 

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Media Contact:
No One is Illegal – Halifax/K’jipuktuk