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Montreal Police Calls To CBSA Suggest It Is Far From A Real Sanctuary City

"The very principle of the sanctuary city is non-collaboration."
Protesters call for a halt to the deportation of Lucy Francineth Granados in a Montreal rally this week.
Protesters call for a halt to the deportation of Lucy Francineth Granados in a Montreal rally this week.

Montreal is not a sanctuary city. It was irresponsible to make that statement. Jaggi Singh

On Thursday, Montreal police were unable to explain why its statistics were so high compared to other jurisdictions. The police force has asked the Canadian Border Services Agency for clarifications on how those numbers are calculated, police spokeswoman Caroline Royer told HuffPost.

supports non-status people.

Solidarity Without Borders claims that CBSA officials violently arrested

community organizer for workers rights, and applied for permanent residence on humanitarian grounds last summer.

The vast majority of police calls to border services are to verify a person's status. They do not have to do that.David Moffette, University of Ottawa professor

The modern concept of a sanctuary city rose in U.S. cities.

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With files and translation from Andree Lau

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