Thursday, July 17, 2008


On Friday, July 4, 2008, Maria Isabel Garcia Rivas lost her appeal for a temporary stay. Her and her family face imminent deportation to a life threatening situation.

The family has been in hiding the last two weeks, while supporters rally to have the deportation order against them removed.

We must act now as every day is crucial! Please see the contact information below and call Minister Stockwell Day on the National Days of Action!

Demand that he let the Garcias stay!

National Thursdays of Action – Phone/Fax/Email/Post
************** July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7 ************
Demand that the Minister use his discretion under section 25
(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and suspend the removal order against the family, until a decision on both a) their Humanitarian application and b) a decision on the Judicial Review of their Pre Removal Risk Assessment is made.

Also, ask that the Minister look favourably upon their Humanitarian Application and grant them Permanent Status in Canada.
To allow us to track petitions to the Minister, visit and fill out the form.

Please Cc emails to the Ministers to and
copy faxes Attn: No One Is illegal at 416 633 9782

To print out a sample letter, visit,

Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Phone: 613.995.1702
Fax: 613.995.1154
For Further Information
Financial support also needed:

Please also consider supporting this family by making a donation
towards their legal costs. Cheques can be made payable to Workers' Action Centre and sent to the address below. Please note on the bottom of the cheque that the funds are for the "Garcia Rivas" family. Please note that no tax receipts will be issued.

Workers Action Centre
720 Spadina Ave., Suite 223
Toronto, ON M5S 2T9

[Thanks to nahee for forwarding this info]