Certain members of the Chinese community recently organized a protest against the City of Markham providing temporary accommodation in unused schools for asylum seekers in Ontario.  As agencies that provide services and advocate for immigrants and refugees, Centre for Immigrants and Community Services (CICS) and Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) are deeply concerned about the attitudes of intolerance and misunderstandings surrounding refugees in our communities.

Our two agencies have drafted a joint statement to counter the growing ill-informed stigma against refugees.

Read the full statement

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