Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration is a project of No One Is Illegal-Vancouver Unceded Coast Salish Territories.
No One is Illegal-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories is a grassroots anti-colonial migrant justice group with leadership from members of migrant and/or racialized backgrounds. We are an all-volunteer group; none of our organizers are paid.
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. We believe that there are no illegal or undeserving human beings, only inhumane and immoral laws. We strive and struggle for the right to remain, the freedom to move, and the right to return.
The ongoing apartheid reality instituted through reserves and sweatshops is one that must be fundamentally uprooted and transformed. We believe in decolonization and redistribution, and in dismantling interconnected systems such as capitalism, homophobia, imperialism, occupation, patriarchy, poverty, and racism. We envision a humanity where everyone has the right to sustenance and the ability to provide it, where we are free of oppression and exploitation, and where we are able to live abundantly and meaningfully in relationship to one another and in reverence for the earth that sustains us.