How To Write A Letter to Stop Deportation from Canada

In cases of deportation of someone you know, a family member or a member of your community, writing a letter of support for the person to not be deported can sometimes be helpful. Toronto Immigration Lawyer

In high-profile cases where someone faces the threat of serious harm or even death when they return to their home country, the public is often asked by human rights groups to write letters to help convince the government to stop a deportation. When someone you know is being deported, you may have unique insight into the person’s character or the situation they may face abroad, making you a vital component of fighting their deportation order.

Amnesty International has created an excellent letter writing toolkit for human rights issues, including asking governments to cancel deportation orders. We’ve uploaded this toolkit to our website, just click here: Amnesty Letter Writing Toolkit. The toolkit has sample arguments you can use to help get your point across.

How to write a letter for someone not to be deported:

1. First, you will want to discuss the situation with an immigration lawyer. A letter could make the situation worse, so the immigration lawyer can better advise you of how your letter can be written to benefit the deportee.

2. Ensure your letter has a respectful tone and is written properly. Make sure you use proper language and that your name and address are in the top left hand corner. Do not use capital letters to add emphasis throughout the letter, but instead use bold text.

3. Only use facts in your letter instead of assumptions or opinions, and back up these facts with documentation wherever possible.

4. Have an immigration lawyer review your letter to ensure that it is effective and well-written. Your lawyer can also help you determine where the letter should be sent.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

  • Kevin

    Hi. I’ve been checking,searching what I can do to stop the deportation order against me after PRRA negative decision. I came to Canada in 2010 and applied as a gay refugee. I’m really afraid of going back to my country (Hungary). Do you know if there is any chance to stop the deportation order?? I have to leave in middle of August.
    Thank You.

    • Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Kevin,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! I am so sorry to hear about your deportation order. There may be a chance for us to help stop the deportation order but we will need to take a closer look at you and your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

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