• Petitioned Minister of Public Safety, Minister of Citizenship & Immigration

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Minister of Public Safety, Minister of Citizenship & Immigration

**DEPORTED**Now working to bring Tony home to safety

    1. Petition by

      Debra Flanagan

Tony was hunted twice by a tribe that detests Christianity, but thankfully he escaped. Three years ago, he fled his small, African village in Nigeria for the safe refuge of Canada. Despite the fact that our Spousal Sponsorship application will be heard in Fall 2012, he has been issued a deportation order. In a matter of a few days, he'll have to return to face possible torture, kidnapping or death. This is a waste of taxpayers' money and it just doesn't make sense to deport a man so loved by his wife, stepson, parents-in-law, sisters and brothers-in-law, friends and church community. His wife and new family is devasted and is fighting for his life. Please help us by urging his CBSA Officer to reconsider and stay his deportation order. Let Tony stay!

Recent signatures

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    1. Tony is in hiding.

      Debra Flanagan
      Petition Organizer

      I have been informed that Tony is in hiding. He is not safe and concerns for his safety have been heightened. I will continue to fight to bring him home to Canada. The power of this petition cannot be understated. Please encourage your friends and family to read our story and sign the petition and write to our politicians. Thank you.

    2. With a heavy heart, I announce to you that my husband was deported.

      Debra Flanagan
      Petition Organizer

      I want each of you to know how important it was to see your names on this petition to keep my husband safe. Each night Tony and I would read your names aloud, like a little thank you for your support. We were in awe that so many people shared our sentiment in various ways - how Tony deserved to stay safe within Canada; that flaws within the process would result in sending someone into harm's way; that a family experiencing oodles of love and happiness should stay together; that Tony deserved to exercise his religious freedoms. Your outpouring of love and support is exactly what my Canada is all about. We really are one community - no matter whether we choose to be religious or not. My hope is that my loving husband is safe tonight, wherever he might be - and that the fight ahead to bring him home safely to my little family is swift.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Johnathan Melo KINGSTON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I only managed to grab about two signatures out of my invites. These two I KNOW will be able to start a movement to sign this to it's full potential. Every little bit helps, right?

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    • Martin Eising NEWMARKET, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Have mercy.

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    • H Moorley TORONTO, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Love

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    • Ivo Reichen BRAMPTON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      To bring a good man home to his family. This is a situation where CBSA must show compassion.

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    • Fred Williams COLDBROOK, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Religious persecution is reason enough for refugee status, regardless what his religion is. He qualifies automatically! What's going on with this decision?

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