International student arrested for working too many hours to face deportation
Toronto, May 14, 2019: An international student from Punjab, India – Jobandeep Sandhu, who worked as a truck driver while going to school, was arrested for working too hard and could soon be deported.
Sandhu, 22 was pulled over by an Ontario Provincial Police officer at the side of Highway 401 for a routine traffic stop on December 13, 2017. However, the police background check showed Sandhu had no criminal history at the time of his arrest. But he exceeded the maximum number of hours an international student in Canada is alloed to work each week.
While Sandhu said he regrets what he did, he insists working full time was the only way he could stay in school. Sandhu has applied to IRCC for a temporary resident permit. If accepted, he will be allowed to stay. If not, he said CBSA told him he must go back to India no later than May 31.
(Global News, Canada)