Listen to the full interview with immigration lawyer Peter Edelman:
In the wake of the story emerging about a Chinese woman getting sent to jail after she put glue in her infant nephew’s ears, an immigration lawyer lays out what could happen next.
Peter Edelman says there are very few protections for people who are foreign nationals, adding the deportation process is pretty straight forward after the person is released from custody.
“Essentially a deportation will be issued, assuming that the CBSA (Canada Border Service Agency) is aware of the conviction and wanted to have them removed.”
Edelman says it could be a problem, however, if the person could be at risk upon returning to their home country, or if a country refused to accept the person back.
The CBSA has not confirmed if it has initiated the deportation process.
In December, 30-year-old Wei Wang was sentenced to four months behind bars and two years’ probation for putting superglue in her seven-week-old nephew’s ears.
Police say she was jealous because she did not have a son of her own.