AW@L Radio - Update with Deepan Budlakoti, made stateless by Canada

Update with Deepan Budlakoti, a target of the Harper government who, despite holding only Canadian citizenship and having lived in the country his entire life, risks deportation.

July 27th, 2014 -- An update with Deepan Budlakoti, talking about his case where despite holding only Canadian citizenship and having lived in the country his entire life, the Harper government is seeking to deport him. Deepan also discusses Bill C-24 and the reality of double punishment facing migrants in the criminal justice system.

Some Background:

Deepan is subject to unfair double punishment for a crime he has already served prison time for.  Now the government has stripped Deepan of his citizenship and are trying to deport him to his parents homeland of India, a state he does not hold citizenship to nor a place he has ever lived - both his parents are Canadian citizens.

Deepan is fighting to get his citizenship back and to defeat what would be a precedent setting move by the Harper government - taking away citizenship from a naturally born Canadian, to deport him to a country that will not receive give him status.  A charter challenge has been raised as has A UN motion that would push Canada's accountability to its international agreements (not making a person stateless).


Support Deepan!

Deepan reminds folks to check out and @justice4deepan for more info about his case and for info on how you can support him during as he endures the illegal actions of the canadian governent including donating to his campaign and signing onto the statement of support.


this interview was first aired on July 17th, 2014, on The #DailyGRRR! on CKMS 100.3fm in Waterloo Region, on the web.  check out our show each weekday morning from 9-10am EST for your daily dose of critical #cdnpoli - check out all our past shows and other work on