Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship & Immigration: Allow Hampstead Survivor Juan Ariza's Application for Permanent Residency in Canada.
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Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration & Multiculturalism
Jason Kenney
Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration & Multiculturalism
Jason Kenney

Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship & Immigration: Allow Hampstead Survivor Juan Ariza's Application for Permanent Residency in Canada.

    1. Naveen Mehta
    2. Petition by

      Naveen Mehta

      Toronto, Canada

The National Right2Stay Campaign is about asking important questions. With almost 300,000 temporary foreign or migrant workers in Canada each and every year, working under often inhumane conditions, living sometimes in squalor, and far too often being exploited in almost every facet of their lives, what happens when workers are injured. What is Canada's responsibility to migrant workers, including the Hampstead Tragedy Survivors? Who is accountable ? What is fair?

What happens to able-bodied women and men, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, who come from the global South, who may not be making ends meet in their country of origin, who come here to simply work and build a better life, what happens if we send them back home disabled and to an environment that might not have the appropriate medical facilities to take care of them.

Is Canada not accountable for those who we utilize to allegedly do the work that we don't want to?

Juan Ariza, from Lima, Peru, had been Canada only three days when the Hampstead tragedy change his life forever. Since then he has been recuperating in a nursing home in London,Ontario. He will never attain a full recovery. He will always be disabled. His wife has undergone major surgery in Lima to deal with a debilitating disease that has left her without the use of her limbs. Their seven-year-old son is cared for by neighbours. Juan has not seen his family since February, 2012.

With the support of a network of community activists, lawyers, advocates, friends, labor unions, and the Right to Stay campaign, Juan would like to build a productive life in Canada. That is why he came here to begin with. He has applied for permanent residency in Canada based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. To grant him permanent residency would be in the best interest of his children. To return him to Lima would result in inhumane hardship for Juan and his family, particularly given his medical condition and the lack of supports available to them in Peru. The supports that he needs are in Canada and with these supports he would clearly be able to lead a productive life in Canada. If he were returned to Peru he, his wife, and his son would be in a substantially worse position than when he left Peru.

Please provide the support that Juan needs by signing this petition at Change.org and tell Jason Kenney, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, that he should do what is right and fair and allow Juan's application for permanent residency.

With your support there is hope for Juan and his family.

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Hampstead Survivor Juan Ariza Needs Your Support! Almost at 1000!

      Naveen Mehta
      Petition Organiser

      It's been a few weeks since the launch of the national Right2Stay Campaign, and support snowballing. We have had a tremendous amount of media coverage on Juan and his quest to build a new life in Canada. His courage has been inspirational to all of us. His wife's health is beginning to improve after her devastating illness, and Juan is continuing to receive care and treatment for his injuries from the Hampstead tragedy.

      We need your help. We need to ensure that your friends, family, and colleagues, across Canada, and across the globe. Please share this e-mail and this link WWW.change.org/right2stay with your network. It will only take a minute and might be the most important thing that you do today.

      Have a great day!

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      Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship & Immigration: Allow Hampstead Survivor Juan Ariza's Application for Permanent Residency in Canada.

      The National Right2Stay Campaign is about asking important questions. With almost 300,000 temporary foreign or migrant workers in Canada each and...

    3. Reached 750 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Joanne Youlton CHATHAM, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      this man was severely injured here... brought here to work and had his healthy body taken away from him before he was able to begin to earn a living to support his family. Canada should not be turning their back on him and his family now. He will not be able to thrive and provide for his family, or get the care and treatment he requires for recuperative and retraining services if sent home to Peru.

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    • Sondus Jamal GUELPH, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      Because it's about time we start dealing with one another as humans.

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    • Evelyn Bibby WINNIPEG, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      This is important to me on so many levels because for one as a human being who has gone through several obstacles in life like we have to have come to Canada who gave us the opportunity it's a humanitarian thing to do to extend a hand to a person who of no fault was handed this terrible card of unforseeable circumstances

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    • Hilda Nouri RICHMOND HILL, CANADA
      • 12 months ago

      Because of the lack of equivalent rights migrant workers are given in Canada and the silencing of discriminatory immigration laws.

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    • alicia ridge HAMILTON, CANADA
      • 12 months ago

      because TFWs are exploited for their labour, pay into EI and deserve health care!

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