Keep Letty, Andres, Isaias and Claudia Home

Family Christmas Photo with header Let Them Stay

More than 1250 Christmas Cards sent to Minister FraserUpdate: Claudia, Letty, Andres and Isaias are still waiting for a decision on their applications for permanent residence. Nonetheless, they recently learned that the CBSA has scheduled their deportation for December 19th. The family had planned to spend Christmas with friends and community; now they have to fear deportation to Mexico, where they’ve received death threats from organized crime. Now is more important than ever to write to Ministers Fraser and Mendicino demanding that their applications for permanent residence be decided before they are deported. Over 1250 people have signed and sent Christmas Cards to Minister Fraser asking him to remember the Holiday spirit.

Since October 2020, Claudia has put her life on the line working as a housekeeper in the COVID ward at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Letty is a prolific volunteer including at the South Granville Seniors Centre, Carnegie Community Centre, Mission Possible, and Watari Counselling and Support Services Society’s food security program.

Andres and Isaias have both been working in construction and their employer supports their ongoing application for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Andres and Claudia’s nine year old daughter has spent her entire school life in Canada since she started kindergarten in 2018.

The government says that they are working on a regularization program, but by pursuing the family’s removal on December 19, 2022, they are undermining the goals of such a program.

The family arrived in Canada more than four years ago fleeing death threats from organized crime; however, the Immigration and Refugee Board rejected their claims and the family could be deported before their applications for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds gets processed.

Write to Minister Fraser and Minister Mendicino: tell them to stop the deportation, grant their applications for permanent residence, and implement a program to ensure Immigration Status for All!

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Coquitlam, Canada