Legal efforts are underway to stop a mother and her disabled daughter in Saskatoon from being deported to Romania Wednesday.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada wants to send the women back to the country because the 22-year-old daughter is deemed to be medically ineligible.

Boglarka Kincses has cerebral palsy and Ottawa says she places an excessive demand on the country's health care and social systems.

Her mother, Reka Kincses told CBC News Boglarka has never accessed any social programs.

"She doesn't need any kind of medical care," Kincses said. "She just needs many love and proper care."

More than 200 people have signed  letters of support, calling on federal officials to reconsider.

Kincses' lawyer has applied for a federal court hearing to stop the deportation.

They arrived in Saskatoon in 2009 under a provincial immigration program. Reka had a temporary visa to work in a care home but has since been denied a renewal.

"Everything goes through my mind. I'm scared," Kincses said about the prospect of leaving Canada. "I don't know what to do. I don't know where to go. But I still hope that we can stay here."

Kincses said she and her daughter have nothing to go home to.

"Just imagine yourself, you don't have anywhere [to go] and you have a disabled child on the side," she said. "You have 100 per cent responsibility over her. She can't live by herself, you need to take care of her."

 

With files from CBC's Steve Pasqualotto