Can an elderly, white male be a Dreamer? A 59 year old has lived illegally in Canada for almost his entire life, but those meanies from the Great White North have sent him packing back to the Netherlands.
A 59-year-old B.C. man who had lived in Canada since he was a baby arrived in Amsterdam today after being deported to the Netherlands because of his criminal offences, which he says were due to his mental illness.
Len Van Heest was met at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by his cousin Monique Lemstra, according to his brother, Daniel, who lives in North Vancouver.
"We have put in place a secure system for Len, where he feels secure and happy and is well cared for via our relatives in the Netherlands," said Daniel Van Heest.
Len Van Heest will temporarily stay with Lemstra and then move in with other Dutch relatives.
He gave a tearful interview Monday at Vancouver International Airport.
"This is the only home I've ever known," he said. "And they're kicking me out now.
"They're sending me to a foreign country, they're taking my mom away from me, all my friends. I'm devastated."
Where are all the progressives? Why are they not shedding tears for this Dreamer? Why this poor unfortunate is being separated from his family. Is he not deserving of their compassion? If only he were a third - worlder from Latin America or a Muslim refugee then maybe we would see some action.