UPDATE: Ivonne will be released

Rally outside the IRB, 24 January 2014

Rally outside the IRB, 24 January 2014

… but still risk of deportation

Ivonne Hernandez will be released from immigration detention later today on a $4000 cash bond. She will be required to report to immigration authorities regularly. The removal order against her is still in effect. No deportation date has been set, but there is a risk of removal at any time.

Friends and supporters of Ivonne, in collaboration with Ivonne herself, will be planning future steps in the coming days and weeks. The original media release for the urgent solidarity picket earlier today is included below, for basic context to Ivonne’s case.

In the mean time, we would like to thank everyone who came to today’s detention review hearing or have otherwise expressed their support. If you haven`t done so, please write the Minister of Immigration to demand that Ivonne be granted permanent residency in Canada. As well, we encourage organizations to issue their own public statements of support.

We encourage you to get in touch with us proactively by e-mail, so that we can stay in touch about future steps in this campaign.