Canada Opposition leader supports Indian students facing deportation
Canadian Opposition leader Pierre Poilievre has come out in support of Indian students facing deportation from Canada and put the blame on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for it.
Urging the government to stop the deportations, he urged the government to "prosecute fraudsters" and "let honest students stay and work and contribute to Canada."
A section of Indian students in Canada have been threatened with deportation for allegedly submitting fraudulent admission letters. India has been raising the issue concerning Indian students facing deportation in Canada with Indian Minister S. Jaishankar also taking up the matter with his Canadian counterpart, sources said and noted that Canadian authorities have been repeatedly urged to be fair since the students were not fault.
Jaishankar on June 8 while addressing a press conference in New Delhi had said that India will continue to press the case of Indian students stating that is unfair to punish a student who undertook their education in good faith and action should be taken against the culpable parties who misled them.
Most of these students had gone to Canada during 2017-2019. After completing their studies, some of them obtained work permits, while others continue to study in Canada.
Immigration Minister Sean Frasier has indicated that Canada is actively pursuing a solution for international students who are facing uncertainty. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has acknowledged the need for fair treatment of students.