Approve Carlos, Yadira and family Permanent Residency (aka Mr. Garcia & Ms. Zavala)
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EDIT- SEMI-SUCCESS, DEPORTATION EXTENDED TO DEC 31....IN NEED OF CHARACTER REFERENCES- SEE UPDATES
Carlos, Yadira and the family have been ordered to leave the country upon the denial of their application for permanent residency in Canada.
Just this week Carlos was ordered to return to Guatemala on Saturday November 14, 2015. Yadira, a Mexican citizen, and Christopher are to leave by the end of this year. The couple's youngest daughter Isabella, a Canadian Citizen, will likely be forced to leave with her mother to Mexico. Fey is allowed to remain in Canada as she is married to a Canadian and has given birth to their son, also a Canadian citizen. The family is facing separation with members being split up and forced to reside in 3 different countries.
The family has lawfully lived in Kelowna since 2007. During this time they have contributed positively to the community. Carlos started his own successful business, OptionOne Exteriors, in which he has hired several employees. Yadira worked for some time and then dedicated her free time to volunteering with the Okanagan Adventist Academy. The family also helped out at church where needed.
Fey graduated with red and silver chords and received the principal's award/scholarship. Christopher and Isabella continue to do well academically and with their peers.
As many of you know, a large reason for the denial is due to Carlos having a criminal record from a situation that dates back over 10 years. The family is actually in the process of having the conviction overturned.
The family is simply asking for more time to have all the factors of their case be considered.
If you know the family, are in support of them remaining in Canada, and are simultaneously against their deportation, please show you support by signing this petition.
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