Photo : Ion Etxebarria
In 2016, the Canadian government made an about face and started issuing deportation orders to Guinean refugee claimants living in Canada. The policy change has left the members of this community—who have built lives here in jobs, at school and with neighbours and friends—feeling under threat and fearful of what awaits them should they be forced to return. Some have organized under the Guinean Committee for a Status for All, including Mohamed Barry, who came to Canada in 2012. Amandla’s Gwen Schulman talks to him about his fears and concerns for himself and his compatriots, and collective efforts to resist the deportations.