French family’s Permanent Residence Appeal denied: Now facing Deportation

Family’s Permanent Residence Appeal denied because of daughter’s illness

We had previously blogged about the Barlagne family, a family that immigrated from France almost 5 years ago after being told by immigration officials that they were exactly what Canada was “looking for”.

However, the family’s youngest daughter has cerebral palsy, something that is not contagious and non-progressive, but can limit mobility, speech and can cause seizures.

Quebec immigration officials denied the family’s application for permanent residence because of her condition. On Wednesday, the decision was upheld by a Federal Court.

The family has become well-established in Canada: the family’s daughters are already in school, Mrs. Barlagne teaches French to immigrants at no charge, and Mr. Barlagne is running a successful software company.

The reason for the possible deportation is the fear of the strain on social or health services because of the daughter’s condition, however the Barlagnes say they’re in a position to pay for some of her $5,000 annual treatment. They also say that she is drastically improving under the treatments offered in Canada.

Despite asking before applying for permanent residence that his daughter’s condition was going to be an issue, the family is facing deportation. They were told by a representative of the Canadian government that they’d be fine before they immigrated, as long as Mr. Barlagne had been running his business for a few years.

Options after a Permanent Residence Appeal is denied

The Barlagnes’ next step is to ask to apply on humanitarian grounds, and they have appealed to Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. However, his office has stated that it’s not up to politicians to make those decisions.

Let’s hope the family’s Humanitarian application makes it–they certainly deserve it.

Have a question about a Permanent Residence Appeal? Contact Niren and Associates immigration law firm today.

[gravityform id=1 name=Havea Question? ]
Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

Customer Reviews

Here’s my good advice; Lawyer up. ...and if your looking for a group of lawyers to help with your international affairs regarding visas and work permits; these professionals are top notch. I’ve had a great experience, they got the job done, and my job was very complicated. Rania Abboud, high five to you especially, you set up a great plan for success, replied to my questions very quickly, kept me informed and your very knowledgeable in your field. To everyone else at VisaPlace; Thank you as well. As a business owner myself I immediately recognized the way your team works so effectively! I wish you all the best of success. J.

Jason Mayerin the last week

The team at the Visa place as very thorough in the preparation of my application which I am sure made a difference. They guided the process well to a successful outcome. Would recommend them for sure.

Brad Davies2 weeks ago

I hired them for my study permit application! I had been denied twice and thanks to them the 3rd try was a success. Lisa Inspektor was my main contact. She is Very nice and polite. I strongly recommend you to go with them! The money you’re gonna spend is gonna be worth it

landry walker3 weeks ago