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Family of girl with CP to Canada: Let us stay

February 24th, 2010

From the Montreal Gazette, CBC News:

A French family is making a public appeal to stay in Canada on humanitarian grounds after their application for permanent residency was rejected because their seven-year-old daughter has cerebral palsy.

Rachel Barlagne was deemed “medically inadmissable” because her disability would pose an “excessive burden” on the state. According to court documents, the “excessive burden” amounts to $5,200 per year for special education.

“We hope the immigration minister understands our situation and takes steps to allow us to stay,” David Barlagne said outside Federal Court in Montreal, where his lawyers are fighting to keep his family in the country. “We are determined to do whatever we have to to stay in Canada.”

Earlier post here.

(Photo from CBC News)

2 Responses to “Family of girl with CP to Canada: Let us stay”

  1. Patricia Bauer Says:

    David Barlagne seems to have a Facebook page here. It’s worth a try. Please let us know what you find out!

  2. Dave Hingsburger Says:

    Do you, or does anyone, know who or where we, as Canadians, can write to support this family?

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