Stay of deportation for Hungarian family in Montreal

PHOTO: Patrick Lejtenyi

A Roma family living in Montreal, won't be deported to Hungary Thursday as planned.

Solidarity Across Borders spokesperson Mary Foster says the family has received a stay of deportation, while the government looks at their other legal request.

"It's been stayed until they get an answer on an application they've been waiting for," said Foster. "The government has been taking its sweet time. They applied for [permanent residency status] more than six months ago and they have not gotten a response from that application."

She says the government was moving to deport them before they got a response and, she says, the court agreed that didn't make sense.

The family consists of mother Renata Buzas and her three children — a 13-year-old boy and two girls aged 9 and 11.

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