Punjabi student facing deportation in Canada seeks justice
Toronto, May 20, 2019: In a social media campaign started by Jobandeep Singh Sandhu, under the banner of Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, has sought justice for Joban from Minister for Immigration Canada to stop his proposed deportation to India.
Jobandeep Singh Sandhu – a Punjabi student in Canada has been charged for exceeding the maximum number of hours for working in Canada .He was caught working for more than 20 hours as a truck driver and was arrested with action of deportation.
Through an online petition, Jobandeep Singh has appealed to the people to sign it to stop his deportation and give him a temporary resident permit .He has pleaded that all migrants and international students get equal labour rights and permanent status on arrival.
Jobandeep Singh also explained the reasons as to why it is important because he was not able to pay his fees and support his education. Only choice left was to chose the hard work to support education and dreams.
According to Jobandeep, inernatinal students don’t get the same labour rights that everyone else gets. Now he has to leave by May 31.
Full text of the Petition of Jobasndeep is as under :
Why is this important?
My name is Jobandeep Singh Sandhu. I came to Canada as an international student to study Mechanical engineering technician course on 26th August 2015. Like any International student, any migrant I had dreams when I came here. I dreamt of working as a Mechanical engineer, the dream didn’t seem impossible at first. But as I continued my studies and I wasn’t able to pay my fees and support my education. I had a choice either to stop studying or work harder to support my education and my dreams. I chose the latter.
It was only two weeks before I was supposed to graduate. I was happy that I was going to achieve my dreams. On 13th December 2017, when I was driving back from Montreal to Toronto on a commercial truck, I was arrested for working more than 20 hours. And now I am being deported for working hard.
What is happening to me is happening to a lot of people. International students don’t get the same labour rights that everyone else gets. There is a broader structural issue in our laws that limit these rights to only a few.
In my last attempt to stay in this country and work hard for myself and the society, I have applied for a Temporary Resident Permit. But it has been on hold. I have to leave this country by May 31st. Help me so I can stay in this country. Help me in calling on Canada so International students don’t get deported for working hard, so they get the equal labour rights and permanent status on arrival!
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