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e-2083 (Immigration)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Nafiya Naso from Winnipeg, Manitoba, on March 1, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Families and children
Immigrant sponsorship
Yazidis
Not Certified

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • The Yazidi people have suffered genocide and many have only recently been released from ISIS;
  • Many Yazidis in Iraq already have family in Canada now and have no local durable solutions;
  • Family reunification is a key component of integration;
  • Most Yazidis have lost members of their immediate family, especially male family members; and
  • The One Year Window of Opportunity Provision only allows refugees to sponsor children and spouses.
We, the undersigned, Canadians, call upon the Government of Canada to expand the definition of family to include extended family members for Yazidi refugees given that they are genocide survivors and given that many of their immediate family members are deceased or missing in action and to immediately clear the backlog in the existing sponsorship cases under the One Year Window provision for children.
Calgary Nose Hill
Conservative
Alberta
Open for signature : March 1, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 29, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
49
British Columbia
17
Manitoba
5
New Brunswick
2
Newfoundland and Labrador
1
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
5
Ontario
154
Quebec
12
Saskatchewan
5
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