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article imageCanadian mom ordered back to Mexico

By Owen Weldon
Dec 29, 2011 in World
A Vancouver woman has been ordered to leave Canada and return back to Mexico. She says that her life is going to be in danger if she goes back to Mexico.
The woman, Ericka Gonzalez, and her two-week-old baby has been told that they need to leave Canada and go back to her native Mexico.
Gonzalez has been living in Vancouver for the past three years. According to the Huffington Post, she met and married a man from Iran back in 2009. She then gave birth to his child earlier this month.
However, her husband was told to go back to Iran, and was deported just a week before his child was born. Now immigration authorities have ordered Gonzalez to exit Canada in 2012, at the end of February.
Gonzalez, 36, said that in 2008 she fled from Mexico after she worked as addictions counselor. She had a client and she said that the information that she learned when he was counseled by him made her a target, according to CBC.
Gonzalez said that she is afraid that somebody is going to kill her or do something to her family. She said now that she has a baby, she is worried that somebody will try and do something to her child.
Gonzalez said she feared for her life and she fled Mexico. She received a work permit for Canada and she started to work at two clinics in Vancouver, as a counselor.
Gonzalez and her husband applied for refugee status but the applications were denied. Appeals were also denied on the basis that Gonzalez’s claims of threats in Mexico were not credible.
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