Archive for October 26, 2007
1. friend from Africa, muslim, assault charge in Ontario. They let him go and he moves to Vancouver if he promises to tell ‘everything he sees and hears’. Subject to hassle, can’t go back to Ontario, not officially on any list as ‘working’ for anyone but gets paid a small amount.
2. muslim friend from middle east. Went to Japan for his import business, not allowed back in country as his residency card went missing. He’s been gone for about four months now, each week they keep saying ‘next week’. He’s not being detained, just not allowed back in.
3. Fijian friend who came to Canada with his family in 1987. When he was younger he had a cocaine bust here. They gave him leniency. But now he has a meeting with a judge about his immigration status and he may be turfed. It’s a quick, 1, 2, 3, you’re out process.
So what to do? How does one play the odds, work around the system to stay in Canada or not have to have special conditions imposed like acting like a road rat spy?
Any information would be appreciated.