To The (Minister Name)
To Whom It May Concern,
As a proud Canadian Citizen, I wish to draw the attention of the Government of Canada to the following:
Michele Torre has lived 49 years in Canada and has been a permanent resident since 1967. Despite the fact that he served his sentence in 1996 (over 20 years ago) and has not committed any other criminal offences, Immigration Canada has decided to send him back to Italy. The lapse of time is unreasonable and unusual. All his family lives in Canada, along with his wife of 42 years, three children and six grandchildren. Therefore leaving, Michele neither ties nor attachments to Italy.
We ask the Government of Canada to refrain from having Michele Torre Deported.
Had Immigration Canada deported him 20 years ago, he along with his family would have had a chance to rebuild a new life in a ‘new/foreign’ country. 20 years ago his children had no ties to Canada. Today all 3 children (Achille, Nellie & Gaetano) are married with children.
Michele Torre is 64 years old and has been married for over 42 years to Ernesta Talaia Torre who is now 61 years old. Michele and Ernesta have no chance to restart a new life in a foreign country when all they know as their home is Canada.
Their 3 children are all married with children, therefore they cannot expect their spouses to pick and leave their family so that the Torre family can stay together.
This situation is not only ruining 1 man it is destroying an entire family as a whole
Ernesta came to Canada in 1962 (54 years ago). She became a Canadian citizen in 1978.
Michele and Ernesta met in 1971 and were married in 1974.
All 3 children were born and raised in Canada.
It is unusual in any circumstance to come back after 2 Decades, to someone who has already served their sentence that long ago…..
Please make the right decision and keep Michele Torre here in Canada with his family. His family needs him!
Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Each letter must be addressed to:
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
The Honourable Ralph Goodale
The Honourable John McCallum