Highlights/deportation

Immigration & Refugees

Cannabis crimes could lead to newcomers’ deportation

The Government of Canada is warning that new, tougher penalties for impaired driving and marijuana offences could lead to the removal of permanent and temporary residents. Canada is the first G7 country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis but» 

Society

Gang members and deportation from Canada

A man living in Canada’s largest and most diverse city, Toronto, will likely be soon be on his way back to El Salvador, a place where he hasn’t lived in 20 years.  Rene Pacheco has status as a permanent resident» 

Immigration & Refugees

Lawyer urges more action on deportations

There are about 15,000 foreign nationals on Canada’s list for deportation but some of them cannot be expelled because their countries will not take them back. Some work and contribute to society. Others are in detention because they are either» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Snowden protectors face deportation, want asylum in Canada

The asylum seekers who sheltered NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013 are facing imminent deportation and lawyers want Canada to quickly accept them as refugees. There are four adults and three children who may be put» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Refugee conundrum: Criminal but can’t be deported.

It’s a situation occurring in several countries whereby immigrants, refugees and illegal migrants deemed unacceptable or undesirable and/or who have committed crimes, can’t be deported. The Chief Justice of Canada’s Federal Court has ruled that a 40-year-old man in Vancouver» 

Immigration & Refugees

Syrian teen faces deportation to United States

A 16-year-old Syrian boy who arrived at the Canadian border with the United States claiming refugee status last month, is facing deportation back to the U.S, even as the Liberal government has pledged to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada.» 

International, Politics, Society

Leader must intervene to free Fahmy: journalists

Prime Minister Stephen Harper must intervene with Egypt’s president to free Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy, says the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). Fahmy is back in prison after being sentenced to three years on terror-related charges that human rights»