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Filipino woman allegedly abused by her employers pleads to stop her family’s deportation from Canada

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  • Migrante Alberta and the supporters of a Filipino mother and her six-year-old daughter who require special medical attention plead with the federal government to stop their deportation from Canada.
  • Evangeline Cayanan, who entered Canada in 2010 as a temporary foreign worker, lost her work permit and became undocumented in 2015 after she reported two of her employers for harassment and discrimination and was fired from her job.
  • Her daughter, McKenna, was born in the same year, but her applications to renew her work permit were rejected.
  • McKenna was diagnosed with severe ADHD and other medical conditions. Cayanan fears her 6-year-old daughter will not have the same healthcare access in the Philippines.
  • A petition to call on Ministers Marco Mendicino and Sean Fraser to stop their deportation and grant them permanent resident status has been organized by Migrante Alberta. It has now garnered nealy 3,000 signatures as of this writing.

Supporters of a Filipino mother and her 6-year-old daughter who requires special medical attention are pleading with the federal government to stop their deportation from Canada. 

Evangeline Cayanan, who entered Canada in 2010 as a temporary foreign worker, is set to be deported to the Philippines with her Canadian citizen daughter, McKenna Rose, on July 8. 

42-year-old Vietnamese refugee ready for deportation after being behind bars since he was 15 in Hong Kong

A Vietnamese refugee who was jailed as a 15-year-old boy in Hong Kong has given up efforts to fight deportation, as the move appears to be his only shot at freedom.

A 42-year-old Vietnamese refugee who was jailed as a 15-year-old boy in Hong Kong has given up efforts to fight deportation, as the move appears to be his only shot at freedom.

Sentencing: Vo Van Hung was sentenced to life after killing another refugee in 1994. Though he finished serving his reduced sentencing in 2016 under a legislative amendment, he remains in detention due to his status as an illegal immigrant, according to the Hong Kong Free Press.

Bipartisan bill to give ‘Documented Dreamers’ path to citizenship blocked by Senate parliamentarian

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A proposed bipartisan bill aimed at giving so-called “Documented Dreamers” a path to permanent residency hit a roadblock on Sunday after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled against including immigration reforms in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion, 10-year spending plan

Rare bipartisan support: Last week, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., unveiled the “America’s Children Act” legislation that aims to grant children of long-term visa holders a means to apply for their own green card, the New York Times reported.

Man Who Helped Fight California Wildfires Sent to ICE for Deportation

Kao Saelee

Kao Saelee was supposed to be released last month after serving 22 years in prison, but he was transferred instead to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation, according to the Guardian.

Paying his debts to society: Saelee, who was jailed for a robbery case from his youth, not only served his sentence but also worked as an incarcerated firefighter for California in 2018 and 2019.

Cambodian Refugees Who Escaped the Killing Fields Now Face Deportation from ICE

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Advocates representing Cambodian Americans and supporters from across the United States are protesting the recent arrest of two refugees who fled Cambodia decades ago.

Saman Pho, a 43-year-old construction worker and father of four from Oakland and Sakun Phok, a grandfather in San Jose, were reportedly ordered to report to U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement on Sansome Street on Thursday morning. 

What to Do When ICE Agents Knock at Your Door, According the ACLU

As the Trump administration gears up for immigration raids across the country after July 4, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) is expected to deport more immigrants in the fiscal year 2019 than it did in 2018.

President Donald Trump made the threat to launch the nationwide roundup last month, which involves ICE agents getting set to round up about 2,000 people in 10 cities, including Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and Baltimore.