ABOUT OUR CAUSE
No One Is Illegal – Fredericton is part of a worldwide migrant justice movement rooted in anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, ecological justice, Indigenous self-determination, anti-occupation, and & anti-oppressive politics.
Through our work on Unceded Wolastoq Territory (Fredericton, New Brunswick), we strive and struggle for the right to remain, the freedom to move, and the right to return. As a movement for self-determination that challenges the ideology of immigration controls, we combat racial profiling, detention and deportation, the national security apparatus, law enforcement brutality, and exploitative working conditions of migrants.
Right now, we are living through the largest migration crisis in history. Because of this, refugee and migrant solidarity takes on a new urgency. This is why we strive to build a strong community organization of racialized and working-class migrants, indigenous peoples, and community and working-class allies that struggle for dignity free from the oppression of borders and imperialism.
OUR ORGANIZING PILLARS:
We organize around three pillars: Status for All, Access Without Fear, and support work for Indigenous sovereignty struggles. We are part of the fight for freedom to move, return & stay.
(1) Status for All: This work includes many facets: stopping deportations and ending detentions; stopping unjust immigration policies; ending exploitative and temporary migrant work; fighting back against the environmental, economic and military forces that force people to move out of their homes in the first place; and creating a culture of resistance and building community power towards a global movement for justice, of which migrant justice is a part.
(2) Access Without Fear: This is our campaign to push Immigration Enforcement out of our city and our province so that people can access the safety, services and supports they need to live with dignity, and without fear of detention, deportation or harassment.
(3) Indigenous Sovereignty: For us, defending Indigenous sovereignty happens in two ways. Responding to calls for solidarity as they emerge and building an informed base of support for Indigenous sovereignty, particularly in migrant communities.