El Salvadorian man to remain in custody following Sask. detention hearing
An El Salvadorian man arrested in Saskatchewan this week will remain in custody until at least the end of August.
The decision was made during today's Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRBC) detention hearing for Manuel Jesus Ramos Delgado.
The 33-year-old came to Vancouver in January 2011 but was denied permanent residency, partly due to a 2007 conviction of driving while disqualified in the U.S.
He was issued a temporary work permit in May 2011, but was arrested in October after failing to provide an up-to-date address.
This past March, Ramos Delgado was told he had to leave the country. However, he did not show up at the Vancouver Airport for his flight.
RCMP issued another arrest warrant and found him working at a construction site near Esterhazy on Tuesday.
During the detention hearing Ramos Delgado told Mark Tessler, the hearing's adjudicator, that he missed the flight because he was sick.
Tessler ruled he still should have tried to reschedule, adding it was clear the man moved from British Columbia to Saskatchewan for work to avoid leaving the country.
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