Lovepreet Singh, an international student from India, is facing deportation from Canada after being provided with a fake admission letter by an education agent. Despite the initial challenges of learning that he did not have a place at Lambton College as was communicated to him by his agent and for which he paid, Lovepreet preserved and went on to complete a 2-year degree from a different college and build a life in Montreal in the past 5 years.
Lovepreet, along with about a dozen other Indian students in similar situations, have been camping outside the Canada Border Services Agency office in Mississauga to protest their impending removal. More than 300 supporters joined a rally demanding that the Public Security Minister and Immigration Minister intervene to stop the deportations. The affected students argue that they were victims of fraud and had faith in both their agents and Canada’s immigration system. Advocacy groups are calling for the students to be included in a regularization program for non-status migrants, which was promised by the Trudeau government about 1.5 years ago. However, certain students report that the border agency has continued to uphold deportation recommendations at independent tribunals.