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Haiti - FLASH : Several hundred Haitians at risk of deportation from Canada
28/08/2016 12:45:42

Haiti - FLASH : Several hundred Haitians at risk of deportation from Canada
After the expiration of a second and final 6-month reprieve granted by the Trudeau government https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-16526-haiti-flash-new-additional-time-for-haitians-threatened-of-evictions-in-canada.html to some 1,300 people mostly Haitians arrived in Quebec after the 2010 earthquake and still without status; only 300 Haitians threatened of deportation took advantage of this respite to try to regularize their immigration status, to avoid being deported to Haiti, their country of origin.

Recall that this situation result of a decision of the Canadian Government in December 2014 to lift the suspension of expulsion to Haiti and Zimbabwe, saying the situation in these two countries had evolved. It is estimated that the measure concerned at the time about 3,200 Haitians and 300 Zimbabweans https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13439-haiti-social-3-200-haitians-in-canada-risk-a-possible-deportation.html

Following appeals from the Haitian community, the deportation measure was suspended once, until 1 June 2015. 2,200 people had submitted applications to stay in Canada and 90% of these applications were accepted according to official sources https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-14196-icihaiti-social-situation-of-haitians-that-can-be-deported-from-canada.html

While hundreds of Haitian now facing deportation to Haiti, for not having made an application for regularization of their migratory status in Canada, the Bloc Quebecois would like that all those concerned globally obtain permanent residence for humanitarian reasons, without each case be studied in particular...

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