A Mongolian woman and her daughter are set to be deported Monday, despite multiple attempts to stay in the country.
Ariunaa Demberel and her daughter came to Canada in July 2014 seeking asylum from her ex-husband, who Demberel says abused her and her daughter.
Demberel claimed refugee status but lost that case. She hired a lawyer, but lost both the appeal and the court review due to lack of evidence.
Demberel works three jobs and also volunteers at the Calgary Food Bank; her daughter is finishing Grade 12 at Western Canada High School.
In an email to Immigration Minister John McCallum, Demberel noted she and her daughter “are so grateful to each day in Canada.”
“I want to be a good citizen to pay back to the country [that] saved us from hell we experienced back in Mongolia. We do believe in ourselves and we can assure we will be proud citizens of Canada, if we will have one chance to stay and continue to live in this great country, which saved us and gave freedom for the last 2 years.”
Dembrell also applied for humanitarian and compassionate review status in April 2016. However, in September the Canadian Border Services Agency scheduled an interview with her and informed her she will be deported.
The family is set to leave Calgary Monday morning at 7 a.m. MDT.
She attempted to defer the deportation for six months so her daughter could finish high school, but a judge denied that request Sunday, saying the pair would not “suffer irreparable harm by being returned to their home country.”