[WATCH] #KeepCarloInCanada: Stopping the deportation of a Filipino frontliner

Your government is trying to deport a COVID-19 medical frontline worker in the middle of the pandemic. Will you let them get away with it?

Starting off as a food assembly worker at the Toronto General Hospital around seven years ago, Carlo Escario worked at the frontlines of Canada's COVID-19 response when the virus hit. The Filipino assisted in conducting hemodialysis treatments for coronavirus patients.

But because Canadian immigration discovered he misrepresented himself in his permanent residence application by not declaring his wife and child in the Philippines, Canada almost deported him – twice.

But not so fast – fellow Filipinos Monica de Vera and Karla Villanueva Danan, who did not even know Carlo before his case was publicized by the media, started an online campaign called #KeepCarloInCanada. The campaign led to thousands lobbying to let the Filipino immigrant stay.

Watch Michelle Abad's report on Carlo's journey here on Rappler. – Rappler.com