Filipino Woman Allegedly Abused By Her Employers Is Fighting Deportation From Canada
Supporters of a Filipino mother and her 6-year-old daughter who requires special medical attention are pleading with the federal government to stop their deportation from Canada.
Evangeline Cayanan, who entered Canada in 2010 as a temporary foreign worker, is set to be deported to the Philippines with her Canadian citizen daughter, McKenna Rose, on July 8.
The Filipino mother raised concerns of abuse during her time working; her employers allegedly promised to regularize her status as a way to exploit her. She reported two of her employers for harassment and discrimination.
Cayanan was charged with theft in 2014, which she alleged was retribution from one of the employers, according to federal court documents. The mother was not in the country at the time of the alleged theft, according to her lawyer.