Living in Fear of Deportation
Somebody contacted me through email after they read about the threat of a Kavoos Soofi deportation. They read this story when it was reposted in www.shahrvand.com, an Iranian weekly paper. “I did not know there was a demonstration to support him,” he wrote to me, “I would be there otherwise. The thing is Mr. Soofi is lucky he has people to support him this way. I just wanted to mention not everybody has that support. I want to mention there are more people in Toronto live in fear of deportation after living here long time. One of them is myself. “
Paul Collins– Do you own, or rent a home?
I’ve been jobless many times and I had to use my only investment until I find another one. I was never able to receive any other help even the EI that was my right to receive. Now they gave me a work permit with SIN card for 3 years because I applied for PR for the last time and I needed to work until the result comes up and I mentioned about it in my work permit application letter, So they gave it to me but this does not mean that they cannot arrest me, yes they can. They can arrest me any time.
I am not sure if there is such a thing as buying citizenship with paying taxes or you are just asking my opinion about that. I do not owe any tax payment. I could be a good citizen, Mr. Collins, cause I’ve never been in debt and never miss a payment.
We as an ordinary people should say our opinions and fight for justice. I think when it comes to justice, fairness and human rights for sake of people and country a law should be done. I say, the government should take care of people in general including new comers, refugees who desperately need to be here and be protected so in return they will take care of government, country, obey the rules, respect policies and be helpful to the society. Immigrants helped this country a lot and continue to do so is government’s turn to make a beautiful law such as this to be helpful to them.
Mr. Collins, I hope I was able to answer your questions properly. I thank you for your time and effort.