HI, I am in Kamloops, BC coming from edmonton, and my boyfriend just got arrested for having an expired visa, apparently there has been a warrant out for him and they are holding him in kamloops for now and he has a hearing on Friday in Vancouver to discuss what happened. What can i do? will he be deported? He is a international student who was in school until last semester (end of April). How can he stay here and study and then they want to send him back.. the officers said that there is a chance he will be deported immideatley. Please help me with advice.
State/Country relating to Question: Canada
talked to immigration. since the time was 11:30 pm, i havent been able to get much info.
There may be more to this than anyone is telling you. Immigration authorities do not have to tell you anything. I hope he has contacted legal aid. I hope he has a lawyer in place for the hearing. There is not a lot you can do except to try and assist him to get a lawyer through legal aid if he has not been able to do for himself. Call legal aid in the morning and alert them to the situation. They will not give legal advice to you and they will not even tell you if they have any knowledge of the case. They cannot breach privacy and just engage you. All you can do is advise them of his name and what you think is happening. They should alert a duty lawyer or inquire as to his status but they will not report back to you. All you can do is try and help him get a lawyer. You cannot call him and probably he cannot call you. Here are the numbers.. (NNN) NNN-NNNN(Lower Mainland) 1-866-577-2525 outside the Lower Mainland)Tom