Nigerian girls given deportation orders in 2012 return to Regina

Global News

REGINA – The two Nigerian girls who were given deportation orders for illegally working while living in Canada on student visas, have been granted permission to return by the federal government.

Favour Amadi and Victoria Ordu arrived at Regina International Airport on Saturday evening, and were greeted warmly by dozens of supporters.

“They are so grateful to everyone that helped to make this day happen. And they’re extremely happy, extremely happy. School starts July 2nd for them, and so, they’re going to go back and continue their studies,” said Kay Adebogun, who works as the girls’ immigration counselor.

The girls were third year students at the U of R. In June 2012, they took jobs at Walmart without proper work visas. Both girls claimed they were unaware the work was a violation of their study permits.

For over a year after they were ordered to leave the country. Amadi and Ordu hid in various…

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