We want to thank you all of for downloading and signing our mail petition to help Oscar Vigil to stay with his family in Canada. You still can do it here. But we need more signatures, and the Internet can help us. It is faster and easier. So we posted an online petition that you can also sign and share. Please visit the following link if you are interested:
This is the text of the petition:
Honorable Minister Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Honorable Minister Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
Allow Oscar Vigil to stay with his Canadian family in Canada permanently.
Oscar Vigil is a loving husband, a caring father, and valued member of the community. He is also a refugee claimant from El Salvador. Fearing for their safety, he fled his country in 2001 with his spouse Carolina, and their three children and came to Canada.They had received death threats as a result of their work as journalists.
Since then, his wife, their son and 2 daughters were granted refugee status, became permanent residents and now they all are Canadian citizens.
Now, Oscar has been denied refugee status and is being threatened with deportation back to El Salvador.
I am asking you to intervene in his case to allow him to stay in Canada permanently, since both he and his family have made their homes here and greatly enriched our schools, our civil society, and our overall community. It would be an unnecessary tragedy and loss to Canada to deport him and separate him from his Canadian family and community.
Please help us to ensure that Oscar can stay with his family and community in Canada.