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Senior Deported to the United States May Return to Canada

We recently blogged about an elderly American woman who was facing deportation despite being the only available care option for a Canadian Citizen. 

Nancy Inferrera, 73, left Canada because she was under a removal order and the Canadian Citizen, Mildred Sanford, 83, left with her. Inferrera’s permanent residency application had been denied, as was her appeal on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

However, CTV News is now reporting that Inferrera will be allowed to return to Canada and take care of Sanford – she was able to obtain a temporary resident permit, which will allow her to remain in Canada for three years.

A positive outcome for deported senior citizen

Not everyone has family that can take care of them in their advanced age, and not everyone has the money or ability to move to an assisted living facility. Inferrera was doing Canada and one Canadian citizen in particular a great service by providing Nancy Sanford with care and companionship she so desperately needed.

It is fantastic to see such a positive outcome with this case, but it is very unfortunate that it took both women leaving Canada for the United States to get any kind of results.

The Canadian immigration department will not comment on the case, so it is not known exactly what will happen when Ms. Inferrera’s temporary resident permit expires in three years’ time.



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

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