Petition Launched: Stop Turning Transit Into A Border Checkpoint

Petition to TransLink and Transit Police.

Sign and share here: https://www.change.org/p/translink-and-transit-police-stop-turning-public-transit-into-a-border-checkpoint

Our public transit system should not be a border checkpoint. Metro Vancouver’s Translink and Transit Police should not ask for or retain immigration status information, and should they learn of someone’s immigration status they should not share that information with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Even police agencies in the U.S. are refusing to enforce federal immigration laws.

I want you to stop turning people over to CBSA and stop enforcing federal immigration law immediately. You should also terminate the existing Memorandum of Understanding between Transit Police and Canada Border Services Agency and do not enter into any such future collaborations with CBSA. Instead, you must ensure access to our public transit system without fear of criminalization or deportation to all residents.

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