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I met Ron at a homeless shelter in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. His story is far from usual. Ron lived in Boston with his wife and kids. He ended up in the custody of Homeland […]

Ron

I met Ron at a homeless shelter in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. His story is far from usual.

Ron lived in Boston with his wife and kids. He ended up in the custody of Homeland Security and was deported back to Canada with only the clothes on his back. Ron admits he has a drinking problem, and the infraction was driving without a license, yet deporting a man into homelessness and not allowing him to see his family seems a little harsh!

For 20 years he cannot go back to the United States to see his family!

 

*** after this interview I took Ron to Walmart to buy him some clothes. The day was also documented by New Brunswick’s famous blogger Charles LeBlanc.

Special thanks to Timothy Ross

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  • Mbrowneiu

    I think that Ron is not telling the whole story. The fact that he had
    both a drinking and drug problem makes me believe that when
    he was stopped driving his wife’s car, this wasn’t the first time
    he had tried to do this. Also, I assume he got a DUI and again
    this wasn’t the first time this happened. People get deported all
    the time back to their home country for committing crimes and
    then they are contrite. I am sorry about this situation but he
    brought this on himself.

  • jeffrey

    my name jeffrey poirier and this is my father its hard to see him like this i talk to him every day as im watching this i am talking to him and he his crying .after the interview my neice died . but he is staying sober and liveing in canada NB but he still needs help and his number is 1-506-273-6969 if any budy is willing to help please contack.

  • A rthur savoy

    my name is arthur savoy i am alcholic i have taken ron  to AA meeting i did12 step on him iam working with him he doing alot better its not fair hang in there buddy we are going to win the battle my number 15062739466 

  • AUTISTIC WEREWOLF

    Ok dude breaks law in the USA drives without license. If boozing it up, likwly drunk driving to boot ok now I am offically confused. You actually are breaking a few laws. You KNOW you have a family in the USA that you supposedly LOVE! You LOVE your family but, you just don’t LOVE your FAMILY enough to stop being a booze hound. You LOVE your FAMILY but not enough to abide by the LAWS of the USA so your relationships with them can continue.
    I’m again royally confused because this drunk is asking that special rules be made for him because; he can’t stop drinking which is a lie. Drunks like him abuse alcohol become alcoholics, hurt others then they want us to rescue them from their own stupid choices. Its like a guy shooting himself in the foot with a gun after you told him not to touch it, but he was stupid now that blood is pouring from the self inflicted wound he is suddenly everyone’s moral responsibility. Sorry I am NPT buying it.
    So now he is forced to stay away FOR TWENTY YEARS from a family HE DID NOT LOVE ENOUGH TO STOP BEING A BOOZE HOUND. The family is likely better off and the guy is out of the USA so it won’t be killing people on US roads while drinking and driving. This result sounds perfect to me. Or the family can always move to Canada.

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