Sign the Petition: Canada's Response to Trump Immigration Ban
Horrified by Donald Trump's immigration ban? We are too. That's why the NDP has proposed a five-point plan for how Canada should —and it must — respond. Read and sign your name!
Whereas on January 27, 2017 the President of the United States Donald Trump signed an executive order banning nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from the United States for at least the next 90 days, as well as an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees and a four-month ban on the admission of any refugee or refugee claimant;
Whereas a ban based on race, religion, or country of birth, and implemented by our closest neighbour which promotes hate and intolerance, cannot be tolerated;
And whereas Canada—as one of the wealthiest countries in the world and with a track record of international humanitarianism—is uniquely positioned to support refugees and those fleeing violence and persecution;
Be it Resolved that the Canadian government officially denounce this immigration ban which runs counter to the values of tolerance and humanitarianism;
And be it further resolved that the Canadian government immediately lift the cap on privately sponsored refugee applications for 2017, enabling the humanitarian efforts of individual Canadians;
And be it further resolved that the Canadian government bring in a special measure for the refugee claims that have been cleared in the U.S. or were nearing completion;
And be it further resolved that the Canadian government work with the global community to address the shortfall in refugee resettlement as a result of this ban;
And be it further resolved that the Canadian government immediately suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S., as has been urged by Canada’s leading immigration law and advocacy groups;
And be it further resolved that the Canadian government secure greater assurances for those travelling from Canada into the U.S. who are concerned about crossing the border.
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