Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Can't prove he's gay, teen is denied asylum

When I wrote the column about the Safe Third Country Agreement, I didn't dwell on the Canadian immigration system, because I was trying to make a point about the integration of Canada-U.S. immigration policy ... but clearly the Canadian system is still extremely flawed. I'd really like to know what Alvaro would have to do to prove that he's gay enough. And it's astouding that the immigration judge faulted him for not being sexually active at 12 YEARS OLD.

The article mentions that Alvaro has been recieving help from the Supporting Our Youth (SOY) group in Toronto. At least someone's in his corner. Click here to find out more about SOY, and to make a donation.

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