Omar Chu

Articles by Omar Chu

transponotdepo-copyPublic Transit not a Border Checkpoint

with Dave Diewert

Volcano: What was the motivating issue that launched the Transportation not Deportation Campaign?  OC: Sanctuary Health and No One Is Illegal were hearing reports from people in detention that transit police were referring people to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), and David Ball wrote an article for the Tyee on transit police collaboration with immigration (“Transit Police Report Rider to Immigration Nearly Every Day,” July 10, 2014). So these groups started working together to try to figure out what was going on. As we learned more from research and Freedom Of Information (FOI) requests, we started to realize the extent of the collaboration between transit police and CBSA and started a campaign to ask that this be stopped. (…)

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