Ghanaian mother of five children to be deported. Humanitarian plea to stay in Canada.

Ghanaian mother of five children to be deported. Humanitarian plea to stay in Canada.

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Evelyn Boachie started this petition to Immigration Canada

A Ghanaian mother of five children, Miss Blessing Owusu has been given until Thursday, June 10th to pack up her life of more than 10 years in Toronto and return to Ghana during this very difficult times.

Blessing Owusu fled Ghana in 2010 to escape domestic violence and abuse from her ex-partner, and sought refugee status here in Canada. She was forced to leave behind five children, the youngest of which was a 3-month-old baby who was still breastfeeding at the time. In her absence, her children are still facing physical abuse at the hand of her ex-partner and each child has visible wounds because of the ongoing violence.


Upon return to Ghana, Miss Owusu is extremely fearful that her ex-partner will murder her. She has reasons to be fearful; since she moved to Canada, her ex-partner has been tracing her movement and she has had to relocate three times to maintain her safety, her elderly mother has been lied on and it resulted in 2 arrests, all because she refused to tell the ex-partner where Miss Owusu lives in Canada.

Miss Owusu has worked very hard these past ten years of her stay in Canada, and is a productive member of her community and continues to contribute to the betterment of others. She has always paid her rent and taxes on time, and has never relied on any government assistance. Miss Owusu is a God-fearing, law-abiding citizen who has made tremendous contributions to not only the Ghanaian community, but the local community as well.

She works as a sewing instructor with the Delta Resource center in Etobicoke. She also volunteers as a sewing teacher at a senior’s center in the same community. She is also a member of the Ghanaian Canadian Association of Ontario (GCAO), an organization that serves over 20, 000 residents and aimed at enhancing the living standards of Ghanaian-Canadians in Ontario while contributing to the betterment of the Province of Ontario. With the GCAO, Miss Owusu helps with delivering food and other essential supplies to the elderly and vulnerable individuals. Her deportation would be a great loss for the many individuals she supports and mentors.

Unfortunately, Miss Owusu has not had adequate legal support. Her attorney failed to submit her appeal against the deportation, which has left her in this difficult situation, and she is devastated.

Please sign this petition and send it to all your contacts to help us to plead with the Canadian government to allow Miss Owusu to safely stay here in Canada on humanitarian grounds.

 

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