We Are Jose Tour arrives in Toronto

Reposted from: Barrio Neuvo

(TORONTO) – The WE ARE JOSE TOUR is a campaign to reverse the deportation of 13 year Langley BC resident, Jose Figueroa.

On March 18th Jose Figueroa and his 14-year-old son departed from Vancouver on a cross Canada bus tour. They have had warm receptions in other Canadian cities along the way. The “tour” will stop over in Toronto and area on the way to Ottawa where Jose plans to deliver petitions asking for an exemption.

The tour aims to raise awareness of the problems in immigration law that has led to a wrongful deportation order against him. Many refugees face difficulties because of vague and unfair policies of the Canadian Border Services Agency. Jose Figueroa has been labeled a terrorist because of past affiliations with the FMLN, which is the current ruling body in El Salvador.

The Canadian government’s decision to deport José has serious implications not only for José and his family but for all refugees to Canada who have fought for democracy and against oppressive and violent regimes in their home countries.


Jose Figueroa, B.C. Resident and father facing deportation
Jose Ivan Figueroa, 14 year old Canadian son
Local and Federal politicians, Padre Hernan Astudillo and supporters

Friday March 25 (6:15pm) – Arriving in Toronto, via Greyhound Bus 5230 from Regina
Sunday March 27 (2:30pm) – Media event San Lorenzo Church, 22 Wenderly Drive


Jose Figueroa in the news

For information or to arrange and interview please contact:

English Contact:

Sofia Ramirez
Barrio Nuevo

Spanish Contact:

Nicolas Lopez
Barrio Nuevo