3rd update: May 13, 2021,9:40 A.M.
2nd Update: May 13, 202, 8:45 A.M.
1st Updated: May 12, 2021, 4:32 P.M
He can stay until June 22
Teodoro ‘Ted’ Alcuitas
Editor, Philippine Canadian News.Com
in Vancouver and Ysh Cabana in Toronto
Escario’s lawyer Natalie Domazet said “Elated by the news that the government did the right thing by cancelling the removal of our client, Carlo Escario. As a front-line healthcare worker, his circumstances deserved compassionate consideration from the onset” His cousin Andrea Lacson said “We are so incredibly thankful for everyone’s support. Carlo is so happy that he is going to get to stay to get his second dose. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”
Front line worker Carlo Escario has been granted a stay of his deportation and allowed to stay until June 22, his lawyer confirmed with Philippine Canadian News.Com (PCN.Com) today (May 13).
Toronto immigration lawyer Natalie Domazet of Matkowsky Immigration Law told philippinecanadiannews.com that she can confirm that her client received a call today from Border Services at the airport that his removal was cancelled. Asked where the order came from, Ms. Domazet declined to answer, citing lawyer-client confidentiality. She also would not disclose if Mr. Escario is planning to apply for immigration back to Canada given the need for frontline workers amidst the pandemic.
Yesterday, Ontario opposition MPPs released an urgent letter of appeal to the Minister of Immigration to delay the process. PCN.Com could not reach the Minister’s office for confirmation before posting time.
Mr. Escario’s lawyer has requested for a 40-day deferral of his deportation so he could receive his second dose of the vaccine before flying to the Philippines, which is currently facing a serious second wave with little to no access to vaccinations.