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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