Labour migration plays a crucial role in upholding global capitalism. Immigration systems, including the one in Canada, are exploitative and discriminatory by design. Canada’s international student program is one such stream aimed to attract “skilled” labour but in truth, pushes workers into precarious employment. This means migrant student workers have to regularly deal with bad bosses, low wages, and unsafe working conditions – further entrenching racialized inequality within the Canadian economy.
In this episode, we speak to migrant student workers Harshill and Abu who have been organizing to challenge the discriminatory immigration system in Canada with Migrant Students United. Migrant Students United is a group of self-organized current and former international students who are demanding fair rules and equal rights for all migrants. Harshill and Abu talk about how the best way to fight back against the role borders play in global capitalism is to demand full and permanent immigration status to all
Take action for migrant rights, regularization, and status for all on September 18: https://migrantrights.ca/events/sep18/
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