Deportations up 14% in 2010

Posted by admin on Sep 1st, 2011

The Star, 14 Apr. 2011

The Canada Border Services Agency removed 15,073 individuals from Canada last year, compared to 13,249 in 2009. Of those, 12 per cent were deported for criminality; 73 per cent were failed refugee claimants.

Among them is Yolanda Soto Jurando who came here from Mexico with her daughter, Leonor, in 2006 and sought protection from harassment by local police. They went underground after their unsuccessful asylum bid in 2008.

On April 21, 2010, Soto was rounded up in an enforcement raid. She was deported to Mexico 10 days later, leaving behind her 16-year-old daughter in her friends’ care.

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