A refugee who helped shelter whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong is asking on immigration officers to permit different members of her daughter’s household to affix her in Canada.
Vanessa Rodel says she and her seven-year-old daughter are settling into life in Montreal, the place since arriving in March they’ve discovered an house and are studying French.
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However she says 5 different members of the group dubbed Snowden’s “Guardian Angels” — together with her daughter’s father — and two step-siblings stay in Hong Kong. She says they face discrimination there, and 4 of them could possibly be deported to Sri Lanka.
Rodel made the feedback at a information convention in Montreal, the place her legal professionals introduced they’d filed extra functions to have the remaining refugees accepted on humanitarian grounds and for causes of household reunification.
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Lawyer Robert Tibbo says the entire household is struggling psychologically from the separation, and it’s crucial that they arrive in Canada quickly.
He says a current case by which Germany granted asylum to 2 Hong Kong activists lends credence to the Snowden group’s claims that they’ve been persecuted by Hong Kong authorities.
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