August 31, 2016
Successful Appeal on Medical Grounds
After years of waiting, a family will now be reunited in Canada following a successful appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division. The sponsor in this case filed an application to sponsor his parents and sister to Canada. His sister was included in the application as a dependent due to her diagnosis of developmental delay. The application was refused based on a finding that his sister’s health condition would cause an excessive demand on Canadian social services. After working with our office to develop a detailed mitigation plan supported by strong evidence, the panel at the Immigration Appeal Division was convinced that no excessive demand would be generated by her health condition. The appeal was allowed and the family will soon be able to land in Canada as permanent residents.