Operation Maple Syrup

Brianne is a Canadian professional chef who is facing deportation from Sweden, along with the right to see her daughter. This is due to administrative errors with her visa, a phenomena well known in Sweden as 'kompetensutvisning,' i.e. deportations of skilled foreign workers for non-criminal mistakes in their applications.

This started after she separated from her Swedish partner. Her story is outlined in detail: https://www.thedearlydeported.org/post/operation-maple-syrup-a-canadian-chef-mother-and-international-professional-needs-some-help 

Operation Maple Syrup is to help Brianne to survive economically so she can stay in Sweden while she appeals to the courts. Even though she had a good job, and her employer wants her, she is not allowed to legally work, nor collect any benefits from the Swedish state. 

Brianne has filed for an appeal of her visa status, as well as an ongoing custody case for her young daughter. If she has to leave Sweden, she has been told she may need to wait 17 -24 months to come back (and see her daughter) due to processing times. 

We are raising 18,000 Swedish Kroner (1,788 Euros / 3,000 Canadian dollars) to pay for one month's living expenses.  All funds go directly to Brianne's bank in Canada. She is set to hear about both (visa & custody) cases in late January, 2021. This is the first time in over 20 years of living and working abroad Brianne has not been able to support herself. 

Operation Maple Syrup is part of Real People's mission for the inclusion of international professionals in Sweden, as real people, with equal rights. Women's rights, and children's rights, are part of our commitment. Stay posted with her story as it develops, here. 

Want to help us help Brianne? Donate! Then, mail us. We have a private, women's support group as well as media advocacy channels. Contact us securely: hej@real-people.se



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Raised $457 from 7 donations
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