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Mamadou Konaté is a migrant worker from Ivory Coast who has lived in Canada for over six years who was at imminent risk of deportation on 5 October. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he worked in facilities accompanying vulnerable seniors. He contracted COVID-19 in the workplace. Following a decision by the Federal Court on 30 September, Mamadou Konaté will be able to remain in Canada until a decision is rendered on the merits of the Border Services Agency’s decision to deport him to Ivory Coast. According to his lawyer, this decision could take several months. Mamadou’s quest for safety is not over, but he will get some respite.
NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.
Mamadou fears ill-treatment if he is deported to Ivory Coast. His fears are confirmed by a report filed by the Amnesty International Ivory Coast, which maintains that Mamadou should not return to Ivory Coast because his life could be seriously threatened. Thank you for your global mobilization, in Canada alone there were more than 11,000 letter generated to the action target. More updates will be issued as the situation develops.