immigration reform

8 petitions

Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen MP, The current Leader of the Opposition

RCICs want change & better system: We don't want the same faces in the new system!

This is a Petition to Vote Against the Continuance of “ICCRC” Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council in the new system. Public and the majority of the membership wish NO MORE ICCRC in the new system/legislation. The current regime of the ICCRC and it's related/parent corporation CAPIC is teaming up to hijack our profession again and for the third time. MOU's have been signed to be a part of the new system to fail the profession of over 5000 Immigration consultants in Canada. On April 15, 2019, ICCRC Board Chair sends a message to members; "I am pleased to report that on March 14, 2019, John Murray and I met with CAPIC officials Dory Jade, Donald Igbokwe and Gerd Damitz for the purpose of signing a new ICCRC/CAPIC MOU. CAPIC President Donald Igbokwe and I signed the MOU which confirmed the intent of ICCRC and CAPIC to work together in the establishment of a Federal Statute for ICCRC"  Are they serious!!! The Government of Canada is proposing the creation of a new body to govern and regulate immigration and citizenship consultant. The act to create the new, self-regulating College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants. The legislation would make the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Canada’s official regulatory and oversight body.Both the Citizenship Act and IRPA would also be amended to provide authorities with the power to establish administrative penalties and consequences for persons who violate rules governing the provision of representation or advice in immigration and citizenship matters.The Minister appears to have been watching all of this and has descended from “Government Heaven” and performed a miracle decree to have a current regulatory body ICCRC and its regime be no more. Both CAPIC and ICCRC have allegedly violated almost every section of CNFPA concerning the governance of the profession: Open letter to the ICCRC Board by Ryan Dean Application to disolve ICCRC and CAPIC - Ryan Dean V. ICCRC Et Al. We urge and request the authorities and the membership to make sure that the current and past regimes or any of the ICCRC or CAPIC Directors, Officers, and Employees do not become part of the new system directly or indirectly.We started this petition because…Immigration Consultants who care about the profession and professionalism have waited so long for this moment to come true in liberating our profession from the self-interested individuals running ICCRC (and CAPIC) who acted as if they were a Government body. They were not.The ICCRC Board and Officers held themselves out to the RCICs to be the “Governance Experts” but they have been breaking the Canada Not For Profit Corporations Act in multiple places. Those who have run the corporation have done so for too long and have used unlawful means to cling to power. They unilaterally took away the rights of the entire membership and now they want a third chance to run the profession?Should we give the same group of people a third chance to run the profession with more power to oppress and control us while they benefit and run all of our collective reputations as Immigration Consultants? For those who are new in the profession, it is important to note that back in 2006 it was CAPIC which was behind the idea of having CSIC, the previous regulatory body. CSIC was stripped of its status in 2010 and again it was CAPIC who won the bid in 2010 to become a new regulatory body but later decided to have a new corporation ICCRC do the work.The 2010-2011 CAPIC board members and officers became the directors and officers of ICCRC and hijacked the spirit of our profession and we were back to zero again.Since 2013 members have been asking for changes in the system for more transparency and accountability. All requests were refused and finally in 2016 members started a movement for the Government to step in and regulate our profession rather a corporation having self-interested groups of individuals.Members, and one board member, leading the movement faced several lawsuits, dozens and dozens of disciplinary actions simply for being the critics and asking the Government to step in. Meanwhile, real Immigrants who filed complaints usually went nowhere.Finally, on April 10, 2019, the Minister made the announcement to make changes in the legislation and become the oversight body of our profession in a different model. The vast majority of the members are very happy, and we really need this to happen as soon as possible.We the majority of the members of the ICCRC believe that professionalism makes members stand out when provides quality services to the public. The College must first clearly define “IMMIGRATION CONSULTING” professional standard and support members to make a deep personal commitment to develop and to improve skills, and, where appropriate, have the degrees and certifications that serve as the foundation of knowledge related to the profession. The college must continue to support members to work in a serious, thoughtful and sustainable way to master the specialized knowledge required to succeed in the field; up-to-date members’ knowledge about the government’s future immigration plan and the plan of applying new technology-enhanced delivering service method, so that members can continue to deliver the best work possible to their clients. While we share our feeling of hopelessness, and still we need to have faith that the government’s plan of implanting a College as the future regulator and oversight the regulator’s operation is independent. This means that members will have the opportunity to set and to visualize their career goal to be one of the many valuable and rewarding professionals in Canada.

494 supporters
This petition won 5 months ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, United Nations, Human Rights Campaign, President of the United States, Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee, Ted Cruz, Jeff Flake, Andy Biggs, Darin Mitchell, John Allen, Sally Gonzales, John McCain, Doug Ducey, Paul A. Gosar, Raúl M. Grijalva, David Schweikert, Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally, Ruben Gallego, Ann Kirkpatrick, Martín J. Quezada, Matt Salmon, Tom O'Halleran, Kimberly Yee, Adam Driggs, Brenda Barton, Nancy Barto, David Gowan, Kate Brophy McGee, Steve Yarbrough, Steve Smith, Olivia Cajero Bedford, Rosanna Gabaldon, Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich, New Mexico State House, New Mexico State Senate, Susana Martinez, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Ben Ray Luján, Steve Pearce, Linda M. Lopez, Zach J. Cook, Carlos R. Cisneros, Steven P. Neville, Gay G. Kernan, Mark Moores, Nancy Rodriguez, Donald Tripp, Richard C. Martinez, Michael Sanchez, Nate Gentry, Brian F. Egolf, Joseph Cervantes, Lorenzo Larranaga, Alonzo Baldonado, Jacob R. Candelaria, Matthew Mcqueen, Monica Youngblood, Candace Ruth Gould, Cisco McSorley, Mary Kay Papen, Tony Tinderholt, Borris L. Miles, Jeff Leach, Texas State House, Texas State Senate, John Cornyn, City of Austin, Texas, Louie Gohmert, Sheila Jackson Lee, Alma A. Allen, Gene Green, Ted Poe, Al Green, Lamar Smith, Greg Abbott, Joaquín Castro, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Kevin Brady, Henry Cuellar, Joe Barton, Michael T. McCaul, Kay Granger, Lloyd Doggett, Michael C. Burgess, Sam Johnson, Jeb Hensarling, Randy K. Weber Sr., Beto O'Rourke, Pete Sessions, Judith Zaffirini, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Jeff sessions, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Taking down Mexican Wall

Having a wall at the border DOES NOT REDUCE illegal immigration, it in fact INCREASES illegal immigration. America needs to start getting their act together understanding the best way is to take down the wall allowing a bridge between Mexico and America to unite as one.  When there is no wall, people from America and Mexico can freely walk across the border at their own free will. Because of how America has tried to strengthen the wall, the level of illegal immigration rises as people moving to and from now have a high probability of being unable to go back to their family and home. This is something that America has not addressed properly which represents incompetency.  Considering the inhumane actions by Jeff Sessions and how Donald Trump has, from time to time again, blamed other parties for his decisions results in one of the worst acts by ANY United States Government. Making a lie the truth, this has resulted in extreme captivity of innocent lives which doesn't seem like this reality is going to dissipate with views of xenophobia/discrimination/racism/torture due to locking up people in caged areas. First most, it's wrong to ANY degree to lock up innocent lives and this shows how much the US Government has gone downhill ever since January 20 2017.  My point is this: No wall means lower Illegal Immigration My point is not this: Having a wall means lower Illegal Immigration America is a nation built up of immigrants and vast migrant history where now is seems as though most Republicans and US Citizens are now advocating a supremacy status. It's wrong to any degree to support Supremacy views considering they're immensely extreme plus it's a definite human right to ensure every... EVERY human being has their choice to live and travel where they want to, not by the command of the US Government. The first step of success to achieve stronger immigration is to take down what divides another country and it's people which being is the wall. Citizens of Mexico flock in and out at their own ability considering some regions are poor in condition as they thrive on living in a better world. THAT IS THE REASON WHY THEY CROSS THE BORDER. If we strengthen the wall, we have just given way to permanently being unable to stop Illegal Immigration once and for all.  If the wall were to be completed, it would have to go through many housing/rivers/trees which means a lot of damage to the environment plus would come at expense of billions if not trillions of dollars. Implementing the wall was a bad idea from the beginning and has made tackling Illegal Immigration more difficult. Having a wall at the border does NOT make things better, it violates human rights and hurts the American economy. As for me not being an American citizen, it's common sense that the best decision is to strip down the wall completely to save our environment and provide security to Mexican citizens as they, as much as anyone, should have their own will to travel freely without authoritarian exhaustion.   *The wall at the border in the middle of America and Mexico needs to be taken down. One should be saying that countries working together is a better result than countries working against each other*

Ray-Park Fisher
59 supporters
Started 2 years ago

Petition to The United States Senate, President of the United States, The US House of Representatives

Petition To Fix Our Broken Immigration System

  We are calling on Congress to pass an omnibus bill as a requisite first step toward fixing our broken immigration system.  US immigration has long reached a crisis point. Immigration processes remain inexplicably impractical, inhumane, unfair and anachronistic. Human rights violations are widespread while banks and private prisons profit immensely from the suffering that the system itself creates. Additionally, we now have a population of 12 million undocumented immigrants who fell through the cracks of immigration pathways that were designed to readily accept European and other "desired" immigrants, while immigrant families from so-called "shit hole" countries are forced to "wait in line" for years - or decades in some cases. A businessman in Norway may decide to move to America on a whim and still get his green card for residency sooner than someone from a so-called "shit hole" country, who was already "waiting in line" for 9 years prior. An Irish immigrant family is able to navigate our immigration pathways without much inconveniences and zero fear of having their child taken away from them. Meanwhile, "undesirable" immigrants are separated from their families like chattel, even if they are already a permanent resident or have legally applied for asylum. We are concerned that President Trump's designation of some countries as "shit hole" countries and some immigrants as "animals", accurately reflects the age-old prejudices that have informed and continue to inform our immigration laws. We are concerned that current enforcement tactics create even more human suffering, pours more profits into the pockets of benefit banks and private prisons operators - and does little to address the real problems. Moreover, many of us are asking about the elephants in the room - what happens to the 12 million undocumented immigrants who are already here? Will our deportation force remove them all? Whose interest does it serve to keep millions of immigrants in limbo while delaying the passing of an omnibus, comprehensive immigration bill - thus eliminating piecemeal, ad hoc responses to the multiplier impact of our broken system? Comprehensive immigration reform provides an unprecedented opportunity to redesign the US immigration experience while creating new pathways for those immigrants who have built their lives here and continue to contribute to the country's leadership as a fair, just, equitable and enterprising nation. The time has come for our elected representatives in Congress to honor their commitment to immigration justice. Without comprehensive immigration reform, there will be more incidents of state-sanctioned child kidnappings, indefinite imprisonment of families, separation of families and abuse of due process. The longer we take to pass comprehensive immigration reform, the more desperate our responses will become. We are asking Congress to pass an omnibus bill that: Ends family detention and separation Provides pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in America Translates a clean Dream Act into law Identifies and eliminates current pitfalls and prejudices in our immigration system Replaces I.C.E with a more humane and transparent enforcement agency Comprehensive immigration reform proposals have been debated by Congress for years, so too has pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. It's time to turn these discussions into meaningful action. A responsible, humane and rational immigration system IS possible. ----

Migrant Solidarity Campaign
43 supporters
Started 2 years ago

Petition to home office, DavidLammy , TheresaMay

Put A Stop To Inhumane Delays With Leave To Remain Applications

The public is yet to grasp the callous immigration policies that plaque the lives of migrants in the UK- the Windrush scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. Thousands of migrants are stuck in an administrative limbo, waiting years for the Home Office to come to a decision on their application. During these wait times, most migrants are stripped of their rights to the most basic human needs, like the right to healthcare, the right to work and the right to rent. It strips people of not only their livelihood but their mental health and their dignity. Migrants pay up to and over £2000 per settlement application, only to face inhuman and undue delays with their application.  Applicants for Indefinite leave to remain are sent standard letters stating that their application raises issues relating to Human Rights, which means there is no standard processing time. Why are migrants paying extortionate prices for settlement only to be left in a constant state of anxiety and depression with no assurance of when their application is to be decided?  It goes against every fabric of humanity for the Home Office to strip people of their basic human rights while keeping their applications for extended periods of time- This amounts to a breach of their Human Rights as ruled in the recent Court of Appeal case, Secretary of State for the Home Department v Said [2018] EWCA Civ 627, where the Court of Appeal ruled that  delays with immigration decisions went beyond maladministration and were a breach of Human Rights which could lead to substantial compensation. The BBC also ran a series of articles entitled ‘Home Office visa delays ‘inhumane’, examining the financial and emotional pressure many individuals found themselves under, resulting from their personal circumstances and delays in making decisions.  Why are migrants, who have legally resided in the U.K. for over 10 years, being stripped of their right to work while their application is being processed?  How does the Home Office expect people to survive with no means of income and no access to healthcare or accommodation? Why has the Home Office still not grasp the  scale of mental distress it is inflicting on migrants by taking a year and over to decide an application? This is all part of the Hostile Environment Policy that was introduced by the then Home Secretary, Theresa May. It is a policy that is passive aggressive and used as a method of psychological oppression, a form of torture - systematically used to pressure people to self deport without any physical interference. It is designed to make the lives of migrants as miserable as possible, the effects of which is seen through mental suffering ,  loss of time, financial loss and loss of livelihood.   It is unfair, Inhumane and very callous for a Government department to inflict such pain on people who have stayed legally in the country for over a decade. The Hostile Environment is designed with a semblance to tackle illegal immigrants but the reality of the matter is that, legal migrants also get caught up in the net. The system is designed to catch legal immigrants, turn them into illegal immigrants and strip them of their basic rights while taking extended periods of time to decide their application for leave to remain.  I thereby humbly ask every single person that has any ounce of humanity in them, to sign this petition on behalf of every single legal migrant that is caught up in the hostile environment, and facing inhumane delays with their leave to remain applications. Show them that they are not suffering in silence and that the Home Office is incompetent and unfit for purpose because of they way it treats migrants with no regard for their Human Rights and Mental Health The Home Office needs to ensure that all applications for leave to remain are decided in a timely manner, and to ensure that applicants whose applications cannot be decided within the standard customer service time to be allowed to work and access health care. It is a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT You cannot strip someone of their Human Rights and dignity while taking years to decide their application because MIGRANTS ARE PEOPLE, NOT STATISTICS.   Kindly sign and help us put an end to this inhuman delay of settlement applications              

Tamara Johnson
235 supporters