Save The Martinez Family!
  • Petitioned Jason Kenney

This petition was delivered to:

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism of Canada
Jason Kenney

Save The Martinez Family!

    1. Ved Petkar
    2. Petition by

      Ved Petkar

      Mississauga, Canada

A family of four; Claudia Londono, Juan Martinez and sons Sebastian Martinez (13) and Camilo Martinez (4) faces possible deportation to Colombia by the Canadian government. They have a very high chance of being killed if they were to return to Colombia.

Claudia was a government psychologist treating inprisoned members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, (FARC) and now her family is in grave danger because of it.

Another chilling letter, signed by a FARC commander and addressed to Londono last year states they know where she is, she does not “deserve to live” and they will see her again “just like it happens with everybody.” The letter, written in Spanish, was sent to Londono’s mother. This and several other written threats were filed along with their claim for refugee in Canada.

NDP leader Jack Layton’s office contacted Immigration Minister Jason Kenney on behalf of the family asking for help. A spokesperson for Layton said Kenney’s office wrote back that the request was denied.

The Canadian Government can't deport them because it goes against one of their laws. If the family is in direct danger of being tortured or killed, then it is Canada's civil duty to keep them safe. Fight for this.

IT IS NOW OUR TURN TO TRY! Save the Martinez family it only takes a second to sign. The petition will be presented to Minister Jason Kenney in hopes of his approval.

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    News

    1. Reached 6,000 signatures
    2. Family has left the country, we must urge CBSA to revise their decision!

      Ved Petkar
      Petition Organizer

      The next steps for this campaign.

    3. Reached 3,000 signatures
    4. We've got great coverage in Toronto, lets make it national!

      Ved Petkar
      Petition Organizer

      Lets make national news tommorow! Use the email and subject that we've attached and send it to the provided email addresses. Come on guys, we can do it! http://coursecentral.org/save-martinez.txt

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Samantha Ewen LANCASTER, SC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Have they hurt anybody or done anything in there criminal backgrouds... I think they should stay.the mexicans you sould be more worried about.

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    • Shannan Privette MONROE, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      We miss you guys and love you!!

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    • Laura Tarque LANCASTER, SC
      • almost 3 years ago

      seabass!

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    • Sebastian Tarque LANCASTER, SC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Baaaanaaaanaaaa!!!

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    • Gisella Tarque LANCASTER, SC
      • almost 3 years ago

      I don't know if you're able to read this, but we're thinking about you here in Lancaster. Seba and Josh are doing what we can. We love you, and haven't forgotten about you. You're in my heart little bro. We miss you, and we want you to be safe. Much love.

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