Toronto Student Facing Deportation From Canada

Student Deportation

Community rallies around student facing deportation from Canada

An 18-year-old student in Toronto is facing deportation from Canada back to his native Mexico. About four days ago, Daniel Garcia was detained when asked for identification during a random police check. Garcia came to Canada in 2007 and applied for refugee status with his sister, saying that they were facing persecution and may be killed in Mexico.

These refugee claims were denied, but then Garcia applied for an extension of the refugee claim, or a pre-removal risk assessment. Unfortunately, this pre-removal risk assessment was not filled out correctly. After his immigration lawyer died between the initial filing of the refugee claim and it being rejected, Garcia had employees at his local library help him fill out the forms. He never received a response.

Several community groups and non-profit organizations have held rallies in support of giving Garcia more time to make his case.

Sister also facing deportation from Canada.

Garcia’s sister was expected to be deported on Monday. Garcia’s sister is gay, and her partner was shot to death in Mexico. According to Garcia, word has already spread throughout Mexico City about their pending deportation from Canada, and they have already been threatened with death.

Numerous news articles on the case have interviewed lawyers and activists who all have said that the holidays are an opportune time for deportation from Canada, because most people are not working and it can be difficult for those facing deportation from Canada to get ahold of lawyers or other people who could help them.

Not a very flattering commentary on the CBSA I would say.

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

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

Customer Reviews

Migrating is a hard task for anyone. Finding a job is even harder. Once I got a job offer, things started moving rapidly. So, I called used VisaPlace (Niren and associates) to assist with the process. Rania and Richard deserve the utmost respect in getting the job done. They have been patient with me and some set backs. Very professional.! Hands down, money was well spent. Thanks Rania and Richard, you make an awesome team. You'll definitely have a repeat customer with me !! I was very impressed at how well they were organized and had a positive experience. Very good and professional work led to a successful outcome. I highly recommend using VisaPlace.

RenaisTTin the last week

I'll like to say I had an awesome initial consultation with Rania Abboud. She was knowledgeable, made the initial process easy and understood my situation. I am excited and hopeful to continue consulting this company. You do a great job for immigrants. Also, Natalie Walcz was great, she handled my situation professionally. Great team. Definitely assets to your company.

Jeffery Yirenkyia week ago

Completely smooth process. Rania did a great job in my Canada work permit. The team is absolutely competent and knowledgeable. Alicea was so amazing and was able to answer any of my questions immediately. I had peace of mind throughout the application. I would recommend them to other friends looking for assistance with their applications.

Theressa Jaranillaa month ago

Associations