STAY THE DEPORTATION OF THE DEMITRI FAMILY & Allow PR status!

STAY THE DEPORTATION OF THE DEMITRI FAMILY & Allow PR status!

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The Demitri Family - husband, wife, and two children - arrived in Canada from Italy over eight years ago seeking protection. At the time the husband was a member of an undercover team on behalf of the Italian Police, but when an important operation did not go as planned, the Italian government failed to protect the patriotic and faithful individuals who were left vulnerable after serving the country. The escaped to other European countries, until Interpol told them they could not be adequately protected and suggested they flea to North America.

Everything in this case has been certified as credible by the Canadian Government, but their claim has been refused because of claims that the Italian Government should have protected them. The fact that protection was not granted by Italy, has not been considered, nor the fact that another family in a similar situation was assassinated two months after this family left Europe. Unfortunately, there is no political will to allow Italian citizens to claim they need safety in Canada - even though that's true in this case. 

In the meantime, two Canadian children were born. Now the government is trying to deport the rest of the family, stating that the Canadian children can be left in foster care! Needless to say, the two older children and the parents have experienced PTSD associated with the traumatic memories they have from being in Italy and having to escape.  We do believe that the Canadian children should be allowed to live in their home country along with their family, and the two Italian kids should be allowed to stay in Canada where they feel safe, like a registered Canadian psychologist recommended.

The law-abiding and conscientious family has done everything in their power to abide by Canadian laws, work hard in their new country of residence, integrate into Canadian way of life, and contributed through volunteer efforts and business creation. Through these efforts, many in the community have grown fond of this family and have assisted them in many ways. 

We ask the Government of Canada and in particular, the Italian-Canadian Minister Marco Mendicino, the Hon. Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, to STAY the DEPORTATION ORDER and  grant each member Permanent Resident Status, thorough his discretionary freedom, under Section 25.1 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and consider the best interest of the all of the children - most especially the Canadian children - and grant this family Permanent Resident status.

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