An African couple in Canada are fighting deportation from the North American country
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The couple, a Nigerian husband and Canadian wife of Ghanaian origin, are fighting their unfair deportation which is scheduled for next week.
Temitope Issac Kayode and Doris Addo got married in Canada in July 2018.
Kayode arrived in Canada as a refugee and applied for permanent residence in October 2018.
On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Kayode attended an interview with immigration officials for an interview on the application for his permanent residence.
But to his shock and surprise, he was handcuffed and taken into custody.
“It was a big embarrassment; a disgrace,” said Kayode said.
He was subsequently discharged on Thursday, October 17, and allowed to go home but was issued a deportation order from the Canada Border Serves Agency.
Kayode is scheduled to appear at the Calgary International Airport on Tuesday, October 22 at 12 p.m.
Speaking to CTV News, Doris Addo said she has two children with cerebral palsy who require caregivers.
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She noted that they will need the help and support of Kayode.
“It’s going to be very difficult on us. It's going to be a lot of work on me and my daughter, my middle one. I’m going to need her support extra but that won’t be easy because she is in school," said Addo.
Lawyers for the couple are fighting the deportation.
“It's not often the case that you have a situation such as this family, where there are other prevailing circumstances that the law demands we take into consideration," Lawyer Kennedy Thompson said.
The 30-year-old lady, pursued a two-year diploma programme in Community-Based Rehabilitation and Disability Studies.
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