Afghan Family’s Triumph Over Deportation

Ali Aqa’s family faced deportation from Pakistan but found solace in Canada with help from Miles4Migrants and our partner, Talentlift, which provided guidance and support to navigate the complex immigration process, giving the family a lifeline in the face of adversity.

In October 2023, the Pakistani government launched a sweeping crackdown on undocumented migrants, including an estimated 1.7 million Afghans, citing security concerns and job protection.

In this context, the Pakistani government declared its intention to deport these undocumented Afghans, including families like Ali Aqa’s, who were among the vulnerable groups facing the threat of deportation. To enforce this decision, the government implemented a 28-day deadline for individuals to regularize their immigration status, creating a sense of urgency among the affected families.

After months of uncertainty and anxiety, the family finally received permission to resettle in Canada. Their story symbolizes hope for countless others enduring similar struggles, urging us to create a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or circumstances. We must stand up for the rights of refugees and migrants and strive to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to live a safe and fulfilling life.

How Miles4Migrants helps

We collaborate with a network of global non-governmental organization (NGO) partners who work directly with refugees and migrants to identify and verify individuals who are financially unable to afford air travel. Once our partners submit flight requests, we use donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, travel vouchers, and cash to eliminate transportation barriers for the most vulnerable individuals affected by war, persecution, or climate disaster. Our goal is to help these individuals reunite with their loved ones and start a new life in a safe environment.

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– According to the United Nations, there are currently 108 million individuals forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide.  

– The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that seeking asylum is a fundamental human right. Everyone has the right to life and liberty. Everyone has the right to freedom from fear. Everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution.

As migration is often the last option for survival, migrants may embark on clandestine journeys, subject to danger, extortion, and inhumane conditions

Once they finally get legal approval for resettlement, migrants face another challenge that makes the journey seem impossible: the transportation costs.

There are many ways for you to get involved and help us continue our work:

You can donate cash to help us cover operational expenses or contribute your unused air miles, credit card points, or travel vouchers to help us book flights for refugees and asylum seekers. Additionally, you can help us spread the word about our cause and our impact on the lives of those we serve.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, has the power to make a difference. Thank you for considering supporting our mission.

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