Stop the deportation of Abdoulkader Abdi

Please send letters to stop the deportation of Abdoulkader Abdi.

No One is Illegal Fredericton is urging the government of Canada to intervene to stop the deportation of Abdoulkader Abdi who came to Canada at the age of six, with his sister and two aunts, all as jointly-sponsored refugees fleeing Somalia.

Abdoul became a permanent ward of the state at the age of seven years old. The Department of Community Services (DCS), which is responsible for child protection in Nova Scotia, did not make a citizenship application for Adboul and his sister. The Deputy Minister of that department recently stated that Canada has no policies for children in its care who are non-citizens. DCS does not expect to fix this policy gap until March 2019. Abdoul can’t wait. He is currently in  detention, awaiting deportation, away from his daughter and family and to a country where he cannot speak the language.

Feel free to use No One Is Illegal Fredericton’s letter here  for your letters.

Please send letters or call:

Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Minister@CIC.GC.CA, Te: 613-954-1064

Hon. Ralph Goodale
Minister of Public Safety
Ralph.Goodale@parl.gc.ca, Tel: 613-944-4875 or 1-800-830-3118

Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
MCU@Justice.GC.Ca

It’s Rally Time! Fredericton March Against Islamophobia and Deportations

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12:30pm
WHERE: Fredericton City Hall, corner of Queen and York

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On January 29, 2017, a group of Muslims were praying in a mosque at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre when a gunman opened fire, killing six people and injuring more.

On Saturday, Feb. 4, Fredericton will join actions across the country that will express our grief and solidarity with the victims of this horrific act of violence committed at the Quebec mosque.

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(1) More humane immigration and refugee polices in Canada, the U.S. and worldwide. We must demand that the Canadian government remove caps and restrictions on refugees entering the country and scrap the Safe Third Country Agreement and the Designated Country of Origin list, which stops people from seeking asylum in Canada. We must end immigration detention and deportations.

(2) The elimination of all federal legislation that attacks racialized Black and Brown Muslims and refugees, including the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act and the anti-terror legislation such as Security Certificates and Bill C-51.

(3) No walls and bans against Muslims and refugees on stolen Indigenous lands! We affirm our solidarity with the Wolastoq people on whose lands we reside on.

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There will also be a sign and poster-making event on THURSDAY at 6:00pm at the Bibliothèque publique de Fredericton/ Fredericton Public Library (12 Carleton St.). There will be some paint and poles (for a large fabric banner) but please bring all the other materials you will need. We suggest Bristol board, foam boards, wood handles (for the signs), glue, markers, glitter, stickers, etc.

For more information, contact: noiifredericton@gmail.com