June 8, 2010

Refused due to medical inadmissibility

Here's another case of visa refusal due to medical inadmissibility.

A French family family was denied permanent resident status because their seven-year-old daughter suffers from a mild form of cerebral palsy. It was considered a condition that may require excessive demand on medical services.

A French couple, Sophie and David Barlagne, recently experienced bitter rejection by a still selective immigration policy.

They arrived in Canada five years ago on temporary work permits, full of hope, and started a small software firm in Montreal.

But their request for permanent residency was denied because their seven-year-old daughter Rachel, who suffers from a mild form of cerebral palsy, poses an "excessive burden" on the nation.[Source]

Their only hope now is humanitarian and compassionate consideration by the Immigration Minister.