Tell Your Story

Online

1. Record a short youtube video in response to the “We Are Jose” video


  • Show your support for Jose, expressing that he is just as Canadian as any one of us.
  • Follow the format of the “We Are Jose” video. Look straight into the camera and say “I am a (social role) from (city), (province), and I am Jose.”
  • Feel free to say more about why you support Jose, or relate your own personal story of how you came to Canada
  • (One supporter had stated: “If Jose is being deported for standing up for human rights against a violent government, that would be like my grandfather being deported for speaking up against the Nazis.”)
  • Upload it to youtube in your account as a response to the “We Are Jose” video
  • Send your video to us, your friends and family over facebook, twitter, or email to spread the story. Also send it to Ministers Jason Kenney and Vic Toews, and your MP.
  • Let’s show the government and the country the number of Canadians who want to keep Jose and his family here in Canada!

2. Send an email to the Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration and Public Safety to reverse the deportation order.

  • Send to the Honourable Jason Kenney, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration: Minister@cic.gc.ca; Kenney.J@parl.gc.ca
  • Send to the Honourable Vic Toews, the Minister of Public Safety:
  • Toews.V@parl.gc.ca
  • You can follow this sample letter.
  • If you receive a reply to your e-mail, stating that they cannot discuss this issue with you due to Privacy Act regulations, please let us know. We will gladly send you a release form that would allow you to follow up on your request for answers.

3. Email your local MP

  • Ask him or her to request that Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration and Public Safety reverse the deportation order
  • Find your local MP here.

Offline

1. Send a letter to the Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration and Public Safety to reverse the deportation order.

  • Send to the Honourable Jason Kenney, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration:
    • The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P.
      Citizenship and Immigration Canada
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1A 1L1
  • Send to the Honourable Vic Toews, the Minister of Public Safety:
    • The Honourable Vic Toews
      Minister of Public Safety
      House of Commons
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1A 0A6
  • You can follow this sample letter
  • If you receive a reply to your letter, stating that they cannot discuss this issue with you due to Privacy Act regulations, please let us know. We will gladly send you a release form that would allow you to follow up on your request for answers

2. Send a letter your local MP

  • Ask him or her to request that Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration and Public Safety reverse the deportation order
  • Find your local MP here

3. Sign the petition form being presented to the House of Commons

  • Request the petition form
  • Print out the petition form and ask friends and family to sign it

4. Donate to the cause

  • Send to the Figueroa Family Legal Fund
  • Cheques are payable to:
Jose Figueroa
c/o Walnut Grove Lutheran Church,
20530 88 Avenue,
Langley, B.C.
V1M 2Y6
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