Migrant Workers Alliance for Change responds to new immigration levels and mix numbers announcement

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ – Syed Hussan, Coordinator, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change:

“Minister Kenney is giving 10,000 immigrants the chance for permanency residency through the Canadian Experience Class, the problem is there are 300,000 temporary migrant workers coming to Canada each year.  What happens to the other 290,000 immigrants?”

“These new levels of immigration and mix came out of closed door consultations and an unethical online survey process that most organizations were not invited to and most people in Canada did not participate in. We have a government in Ottawa that speaks of family values but is setting up immigrants to be scammed by recruiters, exploited by bad bosses, separated from their loved ones and then sent back just as they’ve begun to lay roots.”

“Most people in Canada believe that the point of immigration is to build a safe, secure community, not bring in temp workers who will be charged high fees, work in dangerous conditions, and be forced to leave when their arbitrary term in Canada is up.”

The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change comprises Alliance for South Asian Aids Prevention, Asian Community Aids Services, Canadian Auto Workers, Caregivers Action Centre, IAVGO, Justicia for Migrant Workers, KAIROS, Migrante Ontario, No One Is Illegal – Toronto, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Social  Planning Toronto, United Food and Commercial Workers and the Workers’ Action Centre.

SOURCE: The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change

For further information:

Syed Hussan
(416) 453-3632

720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 223, Toronto, ON  M5S 2T9
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