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Deportation Orders Against Immigrants from Israel Quashed in Canada

Deportation orders against three immigrants from Israel were quashed here by Justice R. I. Ferguson of the Ontario Supreme Court. The judge condemned the Government’s investigation of these cases as having a “Gilbertian flavor” and of having been a “farce.”

The defendants in all three cases had entered Canada as students and had applied for permanent immigration status after having entered on a temporary basis.

Justice Ferguson ruled that “once on our soil, he (the immigrant) is entitled to the protection of our laws. He is then entitled to invoke any provision of the immigration Act in his favor.” He characterized as “a farce” the procedure of ordering the immigrant deported “because he did not have that which he was applying so earnestly to get from the persons empowered to give it to him.”