Foreign worker deserves another chance

I am writing this letter in regard to your story carried in the Advocate, Caregiver sent home.

I am writing this letter in regard to your story carried in the Advocate, Caregiver sent home.

Florencia Feria, through what I suggest is very little fault of her own, perhaps her poor knowledge of the English language and, others who would take advantage of her good work ethic, is being literally deported for a year after incurring heavy costs to come to Canada. Not to mention the very low wage she was paid so that she could support her family.

This, I feel is a sad commentary on our country. Where is the compassion for someone, who by all accounts was an asset to our society in the work she was doing? Have we lost all our humanitarian feelings?

Could this case not have been settled by explaining the problem and allowing Feria another opportunity, after having her mistake explained to her, to continue working here in Canada?

I wonder if the Border Services agents work for “brownie points” and take action against an innocent individual who was just misinformed.

I say this when we consider all those gang people and others who have been found guilty of a federal offense and are staying in Canada when there are orders for them to be deported.

They have money (illegal money, no doubt) and can afford lawyers who can tie up the courts with stall tactics and appeal after appeal, all the while the individual who was found with the “smoking gun” so to speak, is walking around freely.

The truth of what is behind many of these individuals is that the laws of their land are harsh and they would have difficulty even staying alive if caught by the law and found guilty in their country.

Words fail me when I read of the plight of Feria, one who would be, as I said, an asset to Canada.

What’s happening to justice system?

Richard Duffin

Red Deer

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