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International student arrested, facing deportation for working too many hours

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International student arrested, facing deportation for working too many hours

Do you think this man deserves to be deported for working too much? Is the penalty too harsh?

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cheapmeister wrote:
May 13th, 2019 10:03 pm
International student arrested, facing deportation for working too many hours

Do you think this man deserves to be deported for working too much? Is the penalty too harsh?

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Work permit rules for International students in Canada should be like in the US: limited off-campus access only if directly related to their field of studies and subject to approvals.

Allowing working off-campus was an absurd change, to begin with. Time to roll back to on-campus only employment.
F-1 Student Visa

The F-1 Visa (Academic Student) allows you to enter the United States as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program. You must be enrolled in a program or course of study that culminates in a degree, diploma, or certificate and your school must be authorized by the U.S. government to accept international students.

M-1 Student Visa

The M-1 visa (Vocational Student) category includes students in vocational or other nonacademic programs, other than language training.

Employment
F-1 students may not work off-campus during the first academic year, but may accept on-campus employment subject to certain conditions and restrictions. After the first academic year, F-1 students may engage in three types of off-campus employment:

- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- Optional Practical Training (OPT) (pre-completion or post-completion)
-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Optional Practical Training Extension (OPT)

M-1 students may engage in practical training only after they have completed their studies.

For both F-1 and M-1 students any off-campus employment must be related to their area of study and must be authorized prior to starting any work by the Designated School Official (the person authorized to maintain the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)) and USCIS.

For more information on the Student and Exchange Visitors Program, see the Student & Exchange Visitor Program, Immigration & Customs Enforcement and the Study in the States Training Opportunities in the United States pages.
^https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-st ... employment
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What sort of logic is this, a young man who is eager to work to support himself through school is deemed to be deported for working too hard, whereas our liberal government welcome those who takes advantage of our welfare system with open arms, often giving them more benefits than what we give to Canadian citizens.

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Honestly, what's happening in this country. Actual criminals roam free due to technicalities despite evidence, yet non-criminals are penalized for utter nonsense. What a world we live in.
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While studying, they can only work 20hrs per week. He was wrong.

But arrest was too much.
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test9251 wrote:
May 13th, 2019 10:55 pm
While studying, they can only work 20hrs per week. He was wrong.

But arrest was too much.
I suspect his arrest was not only due to not being authorized to work that many hours but to not being certified to work as a route driver.

People probably wouldn't want to see another Broncos-like tragedy due to having drivers not properly trained nor certified in Canada.

Deport him, no contest. International students currently enjoy amazingly easy and fast ways for getting permanent residency in Canada after finishing their studies.

If this guy and his brother wanted technician education in a first world country, there's France and Germany where tuition is free (a few hundred Euros in ancillary expenses), proven living expenses is just around E10k/yr (less on some places) and they are allowed to participate in apprenticeship programs (like our work-study or co-op programs).

This is a case analog to visitors and tourists working (under the table) full time while in Canada .
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Their families take loans to send them here, clearly they can’t afford to be international students. Canada doesn’t check their financials anymore?
Or the govt is busy giving visas to anyone from select countries to bring hem here even if they can’t afford tuition fees? Or some corrupt visa officers abroad taking money and stamping visas ?
Why not give these people PR instead of study permits if they just wanna work? Flood canada with all such people then.
Study permits are a joke these days it seems canadian govt is desperate to grant visas without full checks whether or not they can afford 4 yr degrees.
Soft on select countries while harsh on others lolz what a way to build a nation.
I imagine due to elections and all that pandering the guy will be allowed to stay and given pr, hopefully every other intl student does the same or sues
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These are the real criminals... /Sarcasm
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Deport! The nerve of foreign students taking jobs from hard working Canadians! /s
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No problem with them working ... just keep them off the roads, especially as truck drivers.
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Clearly he failed to adapt to Canadian values. A proper student spends his free time drinking and playing video games.
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mr_raider wrote:
May 14th, 2019 7:26 am
Clearly he failed to adapt to Canadian values. A proper Canadian Born student spends his free time drinking and playing video games.
FTFY. Having gone to school at Waterloo I can tell you some of the international students are borderline machines with how much work they put into studies.
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He clearly stole our job and then proceeded to steal our hours.
Deport!

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