Help Luis gain Permanent Residency
Twelve Years is Enough – Permanent Residence for Luis Now! No More Lives in Limbo... End Luis’ limbo!
Luis Alberto Mata is a Convention Refugee, writer, researcher and human rights activist from Colombia. He has lived in and contributed to Canadian society since his arrival in 2002 and recognition as a Convention Refugee in 2003.
A loving father and husband, Luis has worked full time for many years, owns a home and is an active member of his church and many organizations dedicated to non-violence, social justice and human rights.
Unfortunately for Luis, his family and anyone concerned with the way our country treats refugees and those who struggle for justice, he has also been unjustly denied permanent residence and has lived in limbo for the past 12 years.
Luis has been a very patient man. He has properly followed every process and procedure to become a permanent resident. He has waited. And waited . . . and waited.
Twelve years is enough. Twelve years of insecure status, unnecessary hardships and political rights and freedoms denied are enough. Luis deserves permanent residence in Canada, now.
Only when granted permanent residence and placed on a pathway to citizenship will his rights as a refugee and human being be fully realized. Only then will he have the opportunity to become a fully integrated member of Canadian society. That he has been denied these rights is a national embarrassment and an intolerable injustice.
Luis has waited long enough.
You can help end this absurd and unjust situation.
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- Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Honorable Minister Chris Alexander
- Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada Honorable Minister Steven Blaney
I am asking you to immediately grant permanent residence to Luis Alberto Mata so that he can live his life in the safety and security of Canada with his family.
Luis Mata is a Convention Refugee who has never been found inadmissible to Canada. In spite of this he has waited more than 10 years for a decision to be made on his application for permanent residence. Luis Alberto Mata is committed to social justice and human rights and demonstrates this commitment in his daily life through both his employment and his voluntary contributions to his community.
He and his family have made their homes in Canada and have enriched our schools, society, and country.
His right to travel, work, higher education, bank loans, and eventual path to the full rights of a Canadian citizen can only be fully realized when he becomes a permanent resident in Canada.
Please help Luis Alberto Mata realize his full rights as a Convention Refugee in Canada and ensure that he is granted permanent residence now.
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