Ottawa man Deepan Budlakoti faces deportation to India but wants to work here

Megan Gillis, Ottawa Sun, 22 October 2013

1297457924411_ORIGINALDeepan Budlakoti remembers the nightmarish day when he was told he was not really a Canadian.

“I didn’t believe it,” said the 23-year-old Ottawa man ordered deported to India, where he’s never lived.

“I was like, they’re wrong. I was born in Canada. I have a Canadian passport. I’ve lived here my whole life.

“I am Canadian regardless of what they say. This is my home.”