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Update: Major victory in the case of Hermelindo Gutierrez

Date

2012-07-05

Authors

J4MW

Responsible institution

J4MW

Notes

Hermelindo Gutierrez is a migrant farm worker from Mexico who fell ill with kidney failure while working in Canada as part of the SAWP and faced deportation due to his condition. He seekeed refugee status in Canada because deportation would have meant that he would not be able to afford treatment and medication to keep him alive. 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. Furthermore, his daughter Sayuri will start her studies in psychology at Brock University, which is a major victory.

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Content types

Documented cases of abuse

Geographical focuses

Ontario

Languages

English