A Vancouver mother is jumping for joy after a decision by Canada’s immigration department.
Karen Talosig, who’s from the Philippines, says she’s been on pins and needles since May, when the government denied her 14-year-old daughter permanent residency because she is deaf.
But, early Wednesday morning, she learned her daughter’s visa is ready and that she will be here soon.
“I am going to give her a big hug for sure. My feelings — I can’t even, like, I am over the moon.”
Federal officials had said the girl’s disability would be a burden on society, despite teachers at a school for the deaf in Burnaby writing letters of support.
That’s where the girl will go to school this fall.
Talosig says she hopes her daughter will be here by her birthday, Aug. 3.
(Photo courtesy of Global BC)