Mr. Speaker, a family in my riding is currently awaiting extradition to Mexico, where they really fear for their safety.
These people left Mexico in 2009 to flee the armed assaults and blackmail they were being subjected to. They found refuge in my riding, Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot.
Today the parents have good jobs at a Canadian company. Their two daughters are doing well at school. They all speak excellent French and are very active in their community. They are an example of an immigration success story.
Unfortunately, their refugee claim was denied and they are now living in fear. No one flees their homeland without good reason. This family had friends, a business and a whole life there. They fled Mexico because they had no other choice.
Last Saturday over 200 people came together to show their support. On behalf of all those people, I humbly ask the minister to intervene.
This family is a credit to our community. These parents must be allowed to raise their daughters here, in a safe place.