My letter is aimed to address the injustice facing the Figueroa family in Langley, and the need for a more responsive approach, time-wise, from our federal government, in order that Jose be united with his family.
At one of the candlelight vigils that I attended in support of Jose Figueroa, a very lengthy list of families and their children, many of whom were very young and who were brutally massacred in El Salvador during the tyrannical reign of the government at the time, was read aloud.
It was difficult comprehending how Jose and his native El Salvadorans could have endured such inhumane treatment.
Jose needs to be with his own Canadian-born family, supporting the needs of his children and wife. His eldest son has autism and has very much need of his fathersâ€™ love and parenting, as do his two daughters.
I should like our MP Mark Warawa to take a more visible stance in the support of one of our own constituents.
Other MPs, namely from the NDP, have attended rallies in support of Jose and have been much more demonstrative publicly of their support for helping him to obtain justice.
Also, church clerics from many different denominations attended these public showings of support.
It is really a visible presence that is needed to end the already lengthy time, since October 2013, that Jose has spent seeking sanctuary at the Walnut Grove Church in Langley.
The Figueroa family needs resolution to this injustice, so that they can once again be together as a family.
Fiona Mason, Walnut Grove