canada allows dying woman to apply for immigrant status

An update on the plight of Juana Tejada. She's a live-in caregiver from the Philippines who applied for landed immigrant status in Canada, having completed all the requirements, only discover during the application process that she had terminal cancer. Thus, the government denied her application due to the financial burden it would put on the health care system. Ridiculous!

Good news, though. Alex informs me that after rejecting her twice, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada has given in to public pressure and has finally allowed her and her husband the right to apply for landed immigrant status: Nanny battling terminal cancer gets reprieve. Perhaps now she and her family can focus their strength on more serious matters... like battling cancer.

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