Montreal: Moroccan family can stay after visas erroneonously granted

Moroccan family can stay despite cancelled visas
Visas were erroneonously granted, says Immigration Minister Jason Kenney
CBC News Posted: Nov 21, 2012 6:37 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 21, 2012 8:15 PM ET
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Canada’s immigration minister will allow a Moroccan family to stay in the country despite their visas being revoked a day before arriving in Montreal.

Rachida Iblihi, a mother of two, had been waiting since Nov. 17 to hear about her family’s fate after she and her children moved from Morocco to Montreal. Continue reading

Toronto: Kidney donor from El Salvador denied Canadian visa to help relative by marriage

Vilma Serrano has end-stage renal disease and needs a kidney transplant. A relative in El Salvador has offered to be a donor, but was twice denied a Canadian visitor’s visa.

Kidney donor denied a Canadian visa to help desperate Toronto relative
Published on Friday November 23, 2012

Vilma Serrano has end-stage renal disease and needs a kidney transplant. A relative in El Salvador has offered to be a donor, but was twice denied a Canadian visitor’s visa.

Nicholas Keung
Immigration Reporter

Vilma Serrano has end-stage renal disease and needs a new kidney, but only Immigration Minister Jason Kenney can help.

The 44-year-old Toronto woman has been on a wait list for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor since 2009, and was thrilled when a living donor, a relative by marriage in El Salvador, offered to donate one of his kidneys. Continue reading