South Asian Women's Centre Statement: "Kandasamy Gunapoosani Amah is 70-year-old Sri Lankan woman was deported back to Sri Lanka today. She has 4 children, two of whom are here in Canada and two of whom are in Norway; she has no other close relatives or friends in Sri Lanka. Her family asked Immigration Canada to let her stay here so that they can take care of her, but the Government refused. Her refugee claim has been denied, though her Humanitarian and Compassionate ground appeal is still in process. This tragedy will separate an elderly widowed mother from her children who are willing to care for her. Worse, she will return to a country where she has no immediate family to care for her."
My view on immigration is simple and clear. Let them all in and if they f'up, well that is what courts are for. Frankly I don't think Ms. Amah was a f'up. She definitely didn't get due process.