BRING MOHAMED HOME! AN APPEAL BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE OF NON-STATUS ALGERIANS.

AN APPEAL BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE OF NON-STATUS ALGERIANS

BRING MOHAMED HOME!
A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION - TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2004

Please post and forward widely
Saturday, March 6, 2004

Yesterday, dozens of police officers forcibly entered a Quebec City church
to arrest a non-status Algerian refugee, Mohamed Cherfi. Within hours,
Mohamed was deported to the United States and is now in a prison cell.

Mohamed's supporters in Montreal will be gathering this TUESDAY to
denounce the treatment of Mohamed, and to support the cause of all
non-status persons in Canada.

The Action Committee of Non-Status Algerians and their supporters are
calling for demonstrations at the offices of Immigration Canada and the
new Border Services Agency. At present, we are expecting demonstrations in
Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. We encourage actions and
demos across the country.

WE WILL BE DEMANDING: the regularization of all non-status Algerians; an
end to deportations; a return of the moratorium on deportations to
Algeria; the return of Mohamed Cherfi to Canada from the United States

WE WILL ALSO BE DENOUNCING: the Quebec City police, Quebec Immigration
Minister Michele Courchesne, federal Immigration Minister Judy Sgro and
federal Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan (responsible for the Border
Services Agency), for their role in violating the sanctuary of the
Saint-Pierre United Church in Quebec City, and in summarily deporting
Mohamed Cherfi to the United States.

If you are organizing a demonstration, or to stay in touch, please
contact: nooneisillegal (at) tao.ca or phone 514-859-9023.

If you are outraged by the violation of sanctuary at the Saint-Pierre
United Church, we encourage you also to express your anger, politely but
firmly, to Ministers Michelle Courchesne (Immigration Quebec), Judy Sgro
(Immigration Canada) and Anne McLellan (Public Security Minister,
responsible for the Border Services Agency). Please re-iterate the basic
demands of the Action Committee of Non-Status Algerians, and demand also
the return of Mohamed Cherfi to Canada. You can write, fax or phone the
ministers at the following addresses :

Michelle Courchesne
Cabinet de la ministre
Ministere des Relations avec les citoyens et de l'Immigration
Edifice Gerald-Godin
360, rue McGill, 4e ?tage
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 2E9
Fax: (514) 864-2899
Tel: (514) 873-9940
E-mail: cabinet (at) mrci.gouv.qc.ca

Judy Sgro, P.C., M.P.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1L1
Fax: 613-947-8319
Tel: 613-992-7774
E-mail: Minister (at) cic.gc.ca

Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
c/o Solicitor General of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6
Fax: 613-990-9077
Tel: 613-991-2924
E-mail: McClellan.A (at) parl.gc.ca