Immigration & Refugees
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Alvaro: Queer artist faces deportation

At 8pm on Friday evening, award-winning artist Alvaro Orozco, an undocumented gay man, was arrested on his way to dinner with friends. Now in detention at the Toronto Immigration Holding Centre, he faces imminent deportation to Nicaragua.

A dedicated advocate for queer and newcomer youth, Alvaro’s love of art and commitment to community has captured the appreciation and respect of thousands of people in Toronto. He received the 2010 Street-Level Advocate Award from the Toronto Youth Cabinet and City of Toronto in recognition of his work with queer and newcomer youth.

More info:  Let Alvaro Stay

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