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Press conference with Paola Ortiz: Women's rights groups join call for Canada to suspend deportation

by Solidarity Across Borders


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY

Press conference with Paola Ortiz: Women's rights groups join call for Canada to suspend deportation

CONTACTS:
Julie Marcoux:
Tel: 514-839-1657
Daniel Veron:
438-875-4714

MEDIA ADVISORY
When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 11 AM
Where: Citizenship and Immigration Canada offices, 1010 Rue St. Antoine West, Montreal
What: Press conference at Immigration Canada, calling on the government to respect women's rights
Who: Paola Ortiz, Federation des femmes du Québec, Mouvement contre le viol et l'inceste, Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale, Dignidad Migrante, Solidarity Across Borders

MONTREAL--At a press conference outside the immigration offices where Paola Ortiz is required to present herself to be issued a new deportation date, the Federation des Femmes du Quebec and other women's rights groups will add their voices to the public call to stop Ms. Ortiz's deportation to Mexico, a country she fled to escape sexual abuse and domestic violence at the hands of her then-fiance, a federal officer in the Mexican police.

Following a public declaration signed by over 25 organizations and more than 100 of Ms. Ortiz's neighbours and community members, immigration authorities temporarily postponed the deportation of the mom of two young Canadian children, originally scheduled for Tuesday morning, after medical personnel at Trudeau airport deemed her too unwell to travel.

For more information: http://www.solidarityacrossborders.org/fr/paola-ortiz/stop-the-deportation-of-paola-ortiz

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Keep up the pressure to stop Paola Ortiz’s deportation!

Further support info from Solidarity Across Borders:

Urgent: Keep up the pressure to stop Paola Ortiz’s deportation! And spread the word!

Now more than ever it is essential to step up the pressure on federal authorities to suspend her pending deportation to Mexico, a country she fled in 2006 to escape a situation of sexual and conjugal violence of the part of her then-fiance, a federal officer in the Mexican police.

Please keep up the calls and emails to the feds! And spread the word via your email lists and social networks!

TAKE ACTION!

CONTACT:
Minister of Public Security Vic Toews*
Tel: 613-992-3128
Fax: 613-995-1049
EMail: vic.toews@parl.gc.ca
*The Immigration Minister’s office claims the decision is now in the hands of the Ministry of Public Security

Minister of Immigration Jason Kenney
Tel: 613-992-2235
Fax: 613-992-1920
EMail: jason.kenney@parl.gc.ca

(Please write to solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com to keep us posted on your calls.)

3. JOIN MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE & 25 ORGANIZATIONS IN CONDEMNING PAULA’S DEPORTATION
Join more than 25 organizations and more than 100 people who’ve signed a public declaration condemning the deportation by emailing solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com with ‘PAOLA ORTIZ’ in the subject line. If you’ve already signed, please urge others to join you!

NO BORDERS, NO NATIONS, STOP THE DEPORTATIONS! JUSTICE FOR PAOLA ORTIZ AND HER FAMILY!

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