Category: Latino community

EXCLUSIVE: Family set to be deported Christmas Eve will be allowed to stay in Canada

EXCLUSIVE: Family set to be deported Christmas Eve will be allowed to stay in Canada By Brian Hill and Jamie Mauracher Global News https://globalnews.ca/news/4770520/exclusive-family-deported-christmas-eve-allowed-stay-canada/ – A A + Listen A family of seven, including two small children, that was set for deportation to Colombia on Christmas Eve will be allowed to remain in Canada, Global News has learned. The Montoyas, who […]

Immigrant’s job search highlights ‘bizarre’ Quebec welfare system

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/immigrant-s-job-search-highlights-bizarre-quebec-welfare-system-1.4201232 Hugo Ruiz at his home in Laval, Que., Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Ruiz, who is a software engineer from Colombia, says he has trouble getting government help because he isn’t on welfare. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Ryan Remiorz) Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, December 2, 2018 7:21AM EST  MONTREAL — Hugo Hernan […]

Globe editorial: How Canada can help solve Latin America’s refugee crisis

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-globe-editorial-how-canada-can-help-solve-latin-americas-refugee/ Ottawa has good relations with Central and South American countries. It has long offered them assistance of various kinds, and it has been pursuing free-trade agreements with many of them. This is the moment to make a priority of offering aid that addresses the most severe social conditions that are causing people to flee. […]

Quebec To Be Taken to Superior Court for Alleged Discrimination Against the Transgender Community

https://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/quebec-to-be-taken-to-superior-court-for-discriminatory-laws-against-transg A press conference was held by the Centre for Gender Advocacy on International Transgender Remembrance Day, to announce the trial dates for the lawsuit that was initiated in 2014. Photo Elaine Genest “I became a citizen [in September] and I still haven’t been able to procure a name change with Quebec,” said Adrianna Diaz, […]

Halifax demonstrators to rally in solidarity with migrant caravans

https://leaderpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/halifax-demonstrators-to-rally-in-solidarity-with-migrant-caravans/wcm/239c9ecb-87eb-4eff-9c14-70997851a315 Event organizer Stacey Gomez says U.S. President Donald Trump’s reaction to the migrant caravan demonstrates that the U.S. isn’t a safe place for refugees, adding that she’s concerned the migrants will be met with a violent response once they reach the border. Stacey Gomez  Maritimes Coordinator at Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network Halifax, Nova […]

Deported to Guyana, man came back to Canada and returned to life of crime

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8149130-deported-to-guyana-man-came-back-to-canada-and-returned-to-life-of-crime/ KITCHENER — A man from Guyana deported from Canada 21 years ago after racking up several criminal convictions — including one for robbery — sneaked back into this country and returned to crime. Sheikh Ally, 47, was sentenced on Thursday to a little more than six years in prison, minus enhanced pretrial custody, afterpleading guilty to […]

Colombians illegally entered Canada for a better life, but turned to crime

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7927481-colombians-illegally-entered-canada-for-a-better-life-but-turned-to-crime/ All five were arrested. They had a crowbar and other break-in tools. Two of the men, Jorge Bonilla, 52, and Alex Camacho, 31, pleaded guilty in Kitchener court earlier this month to break and enter, and theft. They will almost assuredly be deported.