Deportation shameful for governments

Victoria Ordu and Favour Amadi came to Saskatchewan for education and opportunity, but were deported today after the provincial government failed to get results from Ottawa.

“Canada should be a nation of compassion and Saskatchewan the province of opportunity. Forcing Victoria and Favour to return to Nigeria because of an honest mistake is an injustice, and a shameful embarrassment for the province,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten.

Ordu and Amadi ran into trouble with immigration officials after each working a few shifts at Wal-Mart in 2011, unaware that student visas at the time didn’t allow for off-campus employment. Broten has repeatedly called on the provincial government to stand up to Ottawa and spare the young women deportation.

While Ordu and Amadi were driven into sanctuary in Regina churches for more than 16 months, the provincial government merely sent a letter to the federal government.

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For more information, contact:
Erin Morrison, NDP caucus
306-787-6349
emorrison@ndpcaucus.sk.ca