There is something I feel I need to let you know about, here on Life with Lynnie
It's about a family, living here in Canada
Here is the article by calgaryherald.com
that is entitled, Corbella: Ideal family faces deportation while thousands jump the queue
Did you read the article? In case you didn't, I decided to share the article with you (I copied/pasted):
If there was ever a more glaring example of Canada’s immigration and refugee system being incomprehensible and counterintuitive to most Canadians, this has to be it.
Guillermo Rojas Vertiz, his wife, Irma Canut, and their two children face losing everything they have invested in Canada — including their life dreams — because of a technicality, while thousands of people simply walk into Canada to jump the queue.
On Thursday, Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report that said for the year 2017-18, asylum claims of so-called “irregular asylum claimants” just walking into Quebec from the United States at unmarked border crossings cost taxpayers $340 million — or $14,000 for each claimant.
Meanwhile, not only have Vertiz and his family not cost Canada a penny since setting up their home and business in Okotoks, but they have pumped more than $1 million into the local economy — hiring local architects, consultants, builders, carpenters and plenty of lawyers.
Instead of welcoming them, the Canadian government is threatening to send them back to Mexico because of a bureaucratic ruling that contradicts another federal government agency decision.
“We have followed every rule and done everything right, from the beginning to the end,” says Vertiz, 44, an industrial engineer with a master’s degree in business administration.
“We hired lawyers and consultants to help us with the process, we have invested all of our savings here in Canada, our children are honour students and love it here, and now the government says we don’t qualify, so I really don’t understand,” he says.
It’s no wonder. This story is not understandable, and made less so when you know the full picture of what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is allowing to happen at our southern border.
“It’s very stressful,” says Canut, a psychologist and early childhood educator who is holding down two jobs — working at an Okotoks daycare and also at a foundation that helps children with special needs.
“And despite all this stress, we have never been as happy as we have been here,” she says in their stylish home, already decked out for Christmas.
“We love the peace and security here,” says Canut, who is also a talented artist — her paintings and sculptures evident throughout their home.
“In Mexico, we had to be more on alert for our children, but here we can let them be a bit more free, and that holds a lot of value but we have paid a very heavy price to enjoy that,” she adds.
It was the freedom and fun they experienced on Halloween during a chance stop in Okotoks in 2012 that made the couple decide to move to the community 18 kilometres south of Calgary.
During their travels around Western Canada, someone in Calgary suggested they check out Okotoks. They checked into a hotel and realized it was Halloween. They raced off to Walmart, bought some costumes and were greeted with such friendliness (and mounds of treats) they realized that Okotoks would be a perfect place to raise their family and realize their dream of running a restaurant they hope to franchise.
That could all be dashed. An immigration officer ruled July 31 that Vertiz’s application for permanent resident status in Canada through Express Entry under the Canadian Experience Class was refused on the basis that his employment from September 2013 to May 2018 was deemed to be “self-employed” and not an employee.
The family was let into Canada because they planned to start their own business, Cafe Cancun. After receiving legal advice, Guillermo made his 50 per cent share in the family business non-voting shares, and was hired as the general manager of the cafe. They followed legal direction to the T.
The Canada Revenue Agency, however, ruled that Guillermo is an employee. The CRA found that although Canut and Vertiz are related, “we concluded that you would have had a substantially similar contract of employment if you were not related.”
The couple’s latest lawyer, Michael Greene, wrote in a Nov. 26 letter seeking a reconsideration of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada’s decision denying the family’s permanent residency application: “It is incongruent for two departments of the Canadian government to find, on exactly the same facts, that Mr. Vertiz is an employee for the purposes of income taxation . . . but self-employed for the purposes of permanent residence, particularly when they are all applying essentially the same test.”
To add injury to everything, after spending $450,000 renovating the new space they were fixing up to open their business, the building flooded and now they are dealing with more bureaucratic headaches with insurance and their landlord.
Their MP, John Barlow, managed to get the couple’s work permit extended for two years, but without permanent residence status, the couple cannot take out a loan to continue with their business plans.
“I love it here,” says the couple’s daughter, Constanza, 15. “I’ve made a lot of really great friends and am doing well in school,” she adds before heading off to one of those friend’s homes to watch a movie. Their son, Guillermo Jr., 12, concurs.
Inge French has become the family’s best friend — their Canadian family.
“I’m not exaggerating when I say this,” says the local real estate agent, “but I have never met higher quality people, ever.
“They are kind, hard-working, educated, articulate, loving. I love them, I really do. They are everything that Canada should want to roll out the red carpet for, and yet the way they’ve been treated has been shameful. I’ve never been more embarrassed for Canada,” says French.
The federal Liberal government has repeatedly said that those people streaming over our border “should be treated with compassion.”
Is compassion in Canada’s immigration system only reserved for queue jumpers? If this family is forced to leave Canada, it will be our loss, our shame and this family’s financial ruin.
It truly breaks my heart about what was stated in that article.
After all, even though our government has had a system where people have to be approved, our Canadian Prime Minister
, Justin Trudeau IS allowing illegal immigrants
who have NOT been approved to be accepted into Canada. Yet, some people, like quoted in this article, are being hurt.
I must admit that I feel badly that we have Justin Trudeau as our Canadian Prime Minister.
He should be doing everything
the way God would want him to do. But, he doesn't. And, it truly makes me feel sad.
I believe he hurts Canada in many ways, as I've mentioned, in the past. For he's not focusing on God, at all.
Thinking of that, made me think of Colossians 3:23, "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Amen! And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
As I mentioned, Justin Trudeau is NOT doing anything the way our Lord would have him do. Instead, he's doing things to hurt Canada.
Please... join me in prayer that Justin Trudeau will NOT be re-elected this year.
Please... join me in prayer that someone else will be elected who will do it heartily as to our Lord.
Please... join me in prayer that Justin Trudeau and/or anyone else who does not focus or do what our Lord would have them do, will gain salvation and everlasting life, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. For then, God will provide for them, and change their hearts.
Thank you for joining me in prayer.
May God bless you!
Until next time...
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