4 Pinoy illegal workers deported from Canada

Posted at 04/21/10 3:36 PM

VANCOUVER, Canada – Six Filipinos were arrested in a raid by the Canadian Border Services agency at a Pinoy restaurant in Vancouver for allegedly working without proper work permits.

Immigration Consultant Angio Ledesma, counsel for one of those arrested, said his client and another Filipina were eventually released after proving they had valid work permits. However, the 4 other Pinoys were deported back to the Philippines last week.

"Allegedly they were caught in the kitchen 'working'. They were all asked for identifications as a standard procedure and that's the reason why my client was released because she was able to present proper identification,” Ledesma said.

He said this should be a warning to other Filipinos who are planning to work illegally while in Canada.

“The Canadian system, it works. The monitoring system is very, very good so mahirap yung sinasabi mag-TNT," Ledesma added.

The Filipinos involved had requested not to be identified in the report and there is limited information about their deportation. Balitang America