Victory Against Immigration Canada! Delores Wins Status
Delores fled Jamaica to escape her abusive spouse and brought her children with her to Canada. When he discovered what she'd done, he threatened to have Delores killed if she didn't send the children back to Jamaica. Faced with this horrible situation, Delores was forced to send her children back to Jamaica and has not seen them since 1993.
When Delores came to OCAP almost 2 years ago she had just been released
from detention and was in personal crisis. She and her 3 Canadian-born
sons were living in poverty and Delores was forbidden from working legally
in Canada. At that time Immigration was intent on deporting her as quickly
as possible, regardless of the situation she would face in Jamaica. Since
that time, OCAP has worked with Delores' family to raise money for her
living expenses, file legal applications, and gather support letters on
her behalf. Last week she received notice that she has finally been
approved for landing on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.
Immigration accepts only 4% of humanitarian and compassionate applications
-- OCAP's rate of success (using this application in combo with political
pressure) is 85%. Now Delores can finally seek re-unification with her
Jamaican children, who have also been granted landed status in Canada as
OCAP would like to thank the many organizations and individuals who have
extended financial and political support to Delores. While Delores is just
one of hundreds of thousands of people struggling for status in Canada,
her success serves as an example that people can fight back against
Immigration Canada -- and win!
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and coming out to actions!