Montreal: Marisol Mendez, Fernando Reyes and daughters deported; Mexicans United for Regularization “demanding” status

“We are very angry and very disappointed at the same time, because we don’t think we deserve this kind of treatment. We are not criminals. We are demanding status… Also, we are sure we have the right to be here. We are honest, hardworking people,” said Roberto Sanchez, a journalist from Mexico City and member of Mexicans for a Unites Regularization.

Outcry as Mexican family is deported despite safety fears Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/outcry-as-mexican-family-is-deported-despite-safety-fears-1.1121104#ixzz2IWTJnAPYThe Canadian Press Published Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 12:32PM EST Last Updated Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 6:46PM EST MONTREAL – The deportation of a Mexican family that has lived in Montreal since 2008 has caused an outcry, especially among Mexicans living in Canada. (…) Canada ordered the deportation of Marisol Mendez, Fernando Reyes and their two teenaged children, Ingrid and Eduardo, after refusing their refugee status. (…) The family fled Mexico in 2008 after Reyes had been kidnapped three times, allegedly by Mexican police. They have lived here since, running a printmaking shop and a taco restaurant, as well as teaching Sunday school. The group calling themselves Mexicans United for Regularization denounced the deportation, fearing for the deportees’ safety when they return to their country. (…) “We are very angry and very disappointed at the same time, because we don’t think we deserve this kind of treatment. We are not criminals. We are demanding statusAlso, we are sure we have the right to be here. We are honest, hardworking people,” said Roberto Sanchez, a journalist from Mexico City and member of Mexicans for a Unites Regularization. The Reyes-Mendez couple was involved in volunteering in Montreal and was actively involved in migrant justice groups. The Canada Border Services Agency ordered the expulsion Dec. 27, despite calls for the couple’s son Eduardo to at least finish the school year. Mexicans United for Regularization said that Mexicans who have recently been deported from Canada undergo a risk of kidnapping and extortion in their country. (…) The group claims that every day, an average of seven Mexican refugees are deported from Canada. (…) Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/outcry-as-mexican-family-is-deported-despite-safety-fears-1.1121104#ixzz2IWR5fXF7

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