WHY "MIGRANT STUDENTS" ?
We use the term “migrant students” as a more meaningful substitute for international students to remind everyone that we are long-term residents of Canada who deserve rights similar to other students, and our connected struggles with migrant workers. We are not temporary and unimportant! Temporary status leaves international student vulnerable to exploitation and lack of rights. The condition of our lives and studies in Canada should include dignity and just conditions.
We believe all migrants, from current and former students to workers, refugees and undocumented people, are part of the larger migrant community that are impacted by the same exploitative and unjust rules and regulations. To express our unity and solidarity with other migrant groups, we consider ourselves a group of migrants, MIGRANT STUDENTS.
United we are stronger!