Edmonton City Hall Postmedia
City councillors will debate a new effort to let undocumented immigrants or those with uncertain immigration status access city services without fear of deportation Monday.
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Community agencies estimate Edmonton has 10,000 to 25,000 undocumented immigrants – temporary foreign workers whose papers have laps or others who try to stay in the country with lapsed visas for family reasons.
These immigrants face a precarious existence – no health care coverage, no legal ability to work and often no proof of address, since they have unstable or informal living situations, sometimes in places of worship. They’re very scared of giving any personal information to government agencies and often refuse to go to police for fear it will lead to their deportation.
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