Deportation Order for Mexican Family In Toronto Overturned

Three Toronto boys are overjoyed to go back to school this week — a dream that often seemed impossible given the threat of deportation hanging over their family. Their parents had been ordered to return to Mexico, along with their Canadian-born sons, until a judge granted the family a reprieve in August. The couple came to Toronto in 2005 as visitors. Four months later, they applied for refugee protection but, following what they say was poor advice from others in the community, they abandoned their claim and began working as undocumented cleaners. The Canada Border Services Agency keeps records of how many people are deported every year, but the agency doesn’t include Canadian-born children because, as citizens here, they have the right to stay and are not considered deportees. So, no one knows how many Canadian children are forced to leave the country every year…..Ed

Source: Mary Wiens/ Photo: David Donnelly/CBC)

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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