We Are Jose Figueroa!!!

Welcome to the Figueroa’s immigration ordeal!!!


  • We Are Jose

    is a Canadian campaign to reverse the deportation order on Jose Figueroa.

  • Jose Blogs




    On May 5th 2010 an adjudicator from the IRB issued a deportation order against Jose Figueroa, a salvadoran, who has been living in Canada for more than 13 years!!

    Father of 3 Canadian children, is looking for the support of the community to revert the deportation order based on the wrong categorization of FMLN as a terrorist organization!!

    Please join “We are Jose” in an effort to remedY the immigration dilemma that the Family has been forced to face!!
    Canadians should not be forced to leave!!

    For those of you who have not been following the Jose Figueroa deportation case, Jose is a Canadian resident, father, and husband. Canada is currently attempting to deport him based on his association with the FMLN (a coaltion of 5 groups opposing a murderous military dictatorship and a United Nations declared peaceful party in El Salvador) over 20 years ago. Now with a life built in Canada, deportation would cause a life change which his children would suffer from the most.

    In attempts to win the case against deportation of Jose Figueroa, Jose’s lawyer, Peter Edelmann, and his staff has been working tirelessly to help. Unfortunately, as other costs arise Jose and his family are unable to pay for Edelmann’s services. At this point, Edelmann is paying out-of-pocket for several fees regarding the case including: couriers, photocopying, staff hours, etc.

    Peter has compiled over 50 hours on the case, but it is a necessity to support him and the case financially. Suggested donations from $50-$100 but even $25 indicates to Peter that his service is valued and appreciated.

    Remember, Peter is fighting for not only Jose’s case but the broader issue to stop this from happening to any other refugees.

    Send donation directly to:
    Peter Edelmann
    Lawyer – Avocat – Abogado
    905 – 207 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7

    For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help Jose please contact Sasha at sashabwood@yahoo.com or Jose at jfigueroa@shaw.ca.

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    Contact the Minister Jason Kenney,

    Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism

    Riding: Calgary Southeast (Alberta)


    You may send comments to the Honourable Jason Kenney at Minister@cic.gc.ca.

    Please note that if you want application status information or to change your address, you may do so using our online services. Case status enquiries and change-of-address requests are not handled via the Minister’s e-mail address.


    Please write to:

    The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P.
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 1L1




    The Nobel Peace Prize 1993

    Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk

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    He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies after 1948. He went on trial for treason in 1956-1961 and was acquitted in 1961.

    After the banning of the ANC in 1960, Nelson Mandela argued for the setting up of a military wing within the ANC. In June 1961, the ANC executive considered his proposal on the use of violent tactics and agreed that those members who wished to involve themselves in Mandela’s campaign would not be stopped from doing so by the ANC. This led to the formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe. Mandela was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment with hard labour.




    Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977)[1] was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. Since his death in police custody, he has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement.[4] While living, his writings and activism attempted to empower black people, and he was famous for his slogan “black is beautiful”, which he described as meaning: “man, you are okay as you are, begin to look upon yourself as a human being”.[5] Despite friction between the African National Congress and Biko throughout the 1970s[Need quotation to verify] the ANC has included Biko in the pantheon of struggle heroes, going as far as using his image for campaign posters in South Africa’s first non-racial elections in 1994.[6]





    Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.

    Photo: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. portrait
    A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of uncommon intellectual and artistic attainments. Two sons and two daughters were born into the family.


    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી; Hindi: मोहनदास करमचंद गांधी, pronounced [moːɦənd̪aːs kərəmtɕənd̪ ɡaːnd̪ʱi]  ( listen); 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He pioneered satyagraha. This is defined as resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence. This concept helped India gain independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is often referred to as Mahatma Gandhi ([məɦaːt̪maː]; Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā or “Great Soul” (magnanimous), an honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore).[1] In India he is also called Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ, bāpu or “Father”) and officially honored in India as the Father of the Nation. His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence. Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948 by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist.


    Look for me in the whirl wind



    For man to know himself is for him to feel that for him there is no human master. For him Nature is his servant, and whatsoever he wills in Nature, that shall be his reward. If he wills to be a pigmy, a serf or a slave, that shall he be. If he wills to be a real man in possession of the things common to man, then he shall be his own sovereign. When man fails to grasp his authority he sinks to the level of the lower animals, and whatsoever the real man bids him do, even as if it were of the lower animals, that much shall he do. If he says “go.” He goes. If he says “come,” he comes. By this command he performs the functions of life even as by a similar command the mule, the horse, the cow perform the will of their masters. For the last four hundred years the Negro has been in the position of being commanded even as the lower animals are controlled. Our race has been without a will; without a purpose of its own, for all this length of time.


    The Society of Missionaries has spread all over the world, including the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries. They provide effective help to the poorest of the poor in a number of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and they undertake relief work in the wake of natural catastrophes such as floods, epidemics, and famine, and for refugees. The order also has houses in North America, Europe and Australia, where they take care of the shut-ins, alcoholics, homeless, and AIDS sufferers.



    Citizenship and Immigration Canada


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    The Call Centre can answer questions, in English and French, about Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) services and programs, or applications in process inside Canada.

    Call Centre telephone number: 1-888-242‑2100

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      If you have a touch-tone telephone, you can listen to prerecorded information about CIC programs, order application kits, and check the status of your application.
    • Call Centre agents – Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., your local time, except for statutory holidays.
      You must choose one of the first five recorded options before you can speak to an agent.

      Note that agents cannot:

    • answer questions about application status once it is sent to a Canadian visa office outside Canada,
    • make decisions on applications, or
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    If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or you have a speech impediment and use a text telephone, you can access the TTY service from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. your local time by calling 1-888-576‑8502.

    Canadian visa office

    Canadian visa offices can answer questions about applications processed outside Canada. If you live outside Canada, Canadian visa offices can answer questions about CIC services and programs.

    Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate (for Canadian citizens only)

    If you are a Canadian citizen and you need proof of citizenship (citizenship certificate), please contact the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for your region.

    Technical problems

    • If you have technical problems using this site, please contact the Webmaster. Note: This address is only for technical enquiries, not questions about programs and services. CIC may not be able to provide a personal response to technical questions.

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    You may be able to find what you need here on this website. For example, you can:

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    • Contact the Multiculturalism Program for information on programs such as the Paul Yuzyk Award, the Mathieu Da Costa Challenge, the Racism. Stop it! National Video Competition, Black History Month, Asian Heritage Month, the Community Historical Recognition Program or grants and contributions.


    Biography of Jason Kenney

    Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism

    Riding: Calgary Southeast (Alberta)

    Jason Kenney was appointed Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism on October 30, 2008.

    Jason Kenney was first elected to the House of Commons in 1997 and has been re-elected four times, most recently with 73 percent of the vote.

    He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister in 2006, and Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) in 2007.

    Mr. Kenney was born in Ontario and raised in Saskatchewan, where he graduated from Notre Dame College. He did undergraduate studies in philosophy at the St. Ignatius Institute of the University of San Francisco.

    Mr. Kenney is a former Chair of the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights. He served in a variety of positions in Opposition, including Finance Critic and Deputy House Leader.

    Prior to seeking election, Mr. Kenney served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.


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