Update: Major victory in the case of Hermelindo Gutierrez
After years of waiting and living in limbo, Hermelindo and his family were successful in the first stage of their application for humanitarian and compassionate stay in Canada. They have settled in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Daughter Sayuri will start her studies in psychology at Brock University in the fall, as the inaugural recipient of the Migrant Worker’s Children’s Scholarship (http://migrantchildrensaward.org).
The scholarship was the idea of DOAM (Dignidad Obrera Agricola Migrante), a group of migrant workers in the Niagara Region. Congratulations to Hermelindo, Sayuri and family! Thanks to everyone who supported the family and their campaign to stay in Canada. Please consider supporting the scholarship fund so that Sayuri and future recipients may benefit from the opportunity to study in Canada.
See Globe and Mail Story about Sayuri and this family’s immigration case:
Hermelindo Gutierrez is a migrant farm worker from Mexico who fell ill with kidney failure while working in Canada as part of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. Deportation will mean that this husband and father of three young children will not be able to afford the treatment and medication to keep him alive. He is seeking refugee status in Canada. This petition is in support of a Humanitarian and Compassionate application for the Gutierrez family.