Category Archives: Illegal migrants

London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for a complete amnesty for any illegal immigrants who lived in Grenfell Tower

At least 79 people died after the 24-storey tower in West London caught fire last week.

One of the reasons for the authorities inability to get an accurate death toll is because some of the victims are too frightened to come forward and get help.

LBC’s Senior Reporter Vincent McAviney explains: “Some of the residents are undocumented migrants or are people who were living in the tower illegally – and they’re worried that is their status is looked into, they’ll be prosecuted.

“The probelm (sic) with this is that without working out exactly who was inside, an acurate (sic) death toll can’t be known and secondly, the people that did survive can’t be rehoused or helped in any way.”

(One resident said) “Unless everyone is completely sure that this will not get you into trouble with your immigration status, it’s not going to get you into trouble with your landlord, it’s not going to get you into trouble with your benefits, people aren’t going to come forward.”

From the comments: “if you let the illegal people to be rehoused you will see a load of flats & houses being set on fire.”

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‘Cheap Nannies and Gardeners Make Malibu Great!’: Artists prank California town’s residents with ‘Official Sanctuary City’ signs

The elite enclave of Malibu, California appears to have been the target of a ring-wing prank.

Official-looking signs were set up at the city limits on Tuesday, boasting about the town’s new status as an ‘OFFICIAL SANCTUARY CITY’. But drivers who looked closer saw that not all was as it seemed.

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5 must-have apps for undocumented immigrants

President Trump’s efforts to crack down on immigration have left millions of undocumented immigrants with an uncertain future in America. In response, digital entrepreneurs are using technology to help support this community.

These five apps and tools arm undocumented immigrants with knowledge, safety and moral support without compromising privacy.

h/t mauser 98

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Asylum seeker’s future in limbo after near-fatal border crossing in Quebec

It has been two weeks since Mamadou left the refugee detention centre, three weeks since he left the hospital, and a month since he was found collapsed in the snow, too frozen to move.

His feet, damaged by frostbite, are slowly healing, though his toes are still blue in some places and peeling in others, and they still hurt too much to wear shoes.

And so, in sandals and sports socks, Mamadou makes the two-block walk from the YMCA residence where he lives to a bustling shopping centre at the west end of downtown Montreal.

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How the Safe Third Country Agreement is changing lives on both sides of the border

An RCMP officer takes a last drag of his cigarette. There’s word someone is coming.

Standing on a muddy mound on the Canadian stretch of a rural road that’s become a freeway for people seeking refuge in Canada, the officer and two of his colleagues adjust their positions as a cab drives into view.

Three men step out.

“We have issues over here and we want a safe place to live,” the apparent leader of the group mumbles to a CBC crew on the American side.

After waving aside the stern warnings from the Mounties that they’ll be arrested with simple “yeah, yeah,” the three men leap over a ditch, landing in Canada.

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