Part Two of The Current
Canadian citizenship denied due to breast cancer
If the government of Canada actively sought out a model immigrant, it might be hard to find a better one than Fatemeh Kamkar. She is a skilled worker from Iran with only a year to go before earning her doctorate in cellular and molecular medicine. Fatemah Kamkar applied for permanent residency in Canada in 2005 when she was a freshmen at the University of Ottawa. A new life in Canada seemed inevitable until she received a letter from the Government of Canada.
Fatemeh Kamkar read her letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada sent in April.
Canada does not accept people who could be a drain on the health system and the fact that she applied for residency four years before she was diagnosed with cancer doesn't seem to carry any weight with the government. Fatemeh Kamkar and her immigration lawyer, Rezaur Rahman were both in Ottawa.
Gregory Thomas is supportive of how the government makes such decisions. He is the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. He was in Toronto.
Artist: Junior Boys
Cd: Begone Dull Care
Cut: # 4, Dull to Pause
Spine: DNO 215
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