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Throw Away Mom
October 26, 2010 permalink
A mother is being deported from Canada to Jamaica while her son and daughter will remain in Canada. There are no names in the story, so it will be impossible to follow up.
Deportee forced to leave kids behind
A Toronto mom will have to leave her children behind in the custody of child care workers when she’s deported to Jamaica next Tuesday.
The woman, 30, a mother of a four-month-old daughter and four-year-old son, cannot be identified because of her involvement with the Halton Children’s Aid Society (CAS).
She is to appear before a family court judge in Toronto on Thursday to seek custody of the girl, who was seized at birth earlier this year at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington.
The woman doesn’t have a lawyer and if she gets custody of the girl, won’t be able to take her to Jamaica. She lacks a passport and travel documents, her representative said.
Immigration consultant Roy Kellogg said the woman — now in detention at a Rexdale Blvd. lock-up — is booked for deportation next Tuesday. She was arrested Oct. 7 on an outstanding warrant while trying to visit her baby at a CAS centre in Niagara Falls.
Kellogg, said the woman told hospital officials she was in Canada illegally when she went to give birth.
A social worker called the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Kellogg, who is helping the woman for free, said authorities took the child after determining the infant was in danger because the mother had no status in Canada or fixed address. She was also the victim of spousal abuse, he said.
Kellogg said the woman is also being forced to leave her son in CAS custody since a relative refused to take him in.
A story of the woman’s plight, which appeared in the Toronto Sun on Oct. 23, generated dozens of e-mails from readers with concerns about the children’s welfare.
The woman arrived in Canada in 2001 as a visitor and overstayed her visa.
CBSA spokesman Anna Pape said the woman remains in detention due to her “history of non-compliance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.”
Source: Toronto Sun