Community, Legal, Human Rights Groups Speak At Transit Police Board Meeting On Transit Police and CBSA Collaboration
Press Conference on Friday Feb 27th at 8:30 am, Anvil Center in New Westminster
Thursday February 26th, 2015 – On Friday February 27th at 8:30 am in front of the Anvil Centre, the Transportation not Deportation campaign will host a press conference to address the recent announcement by Transit Police to the Transportation not Deportation campaign about ending their Memorandum of Understanding with Canada Border Services Agency.
The press conference will include representatives from Transportation not Deportation, Mexicans Living in Vancouver, BC Civil Liberties Association, Council of Canadians, Critical Criminology Working Group at Kwantlen University, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, and individual concerned transit users.
“While we are pleased that grassroots community mobilizing has resulted in an end to the memorandum between Transit Police and CBSA, we want to ensure that Transit Police will not collaborate in any form with CBSA,” says Omar Chu of Transportation not Deportation. “Migrant communities will continue to remain in fear of accessing public transit unless we are assured that personal information gathered by Transit Police is not being shared at all with CBSA.”