Ali Aqa’s family faced deportation from Pakistan but found solace in Canada with help from Miles4Migrants and our partner, Talentlift, which provided guidance and support to navigate the complex immigration process, giving the family a lifeline in the face of adversity.
In October 2023, the Pakistani government launched a sweeping crackdown on undocumented migrants, including an estimated 1.7 million Afghans, citing security concerns and job protection.
In this context, the Pakistani government declared its intention to deport these undocumented Afghans, including families like Ali Aqa’s, who were among the vulnerable groups facing the threat of deportation. To enforce this decision, the government implemented a 28-day deadline for individuals to regularize their immigration status, creating a sense of urgency among the affected families.
After months of uncertainty and anxiety, the family finally received permission to resettle in Canada. Their story symbolizes hope for countless others enduring similar struggles, urging us to create a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or circumstances. We must stand up for the rights of refugees and migrants and strive to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to live a safe and fulfilling life.