The three year process to bring her deaf daughter to Vancouver from the Philippines has come to an end.
It’s a relief for Karen Talosig, who has been apart from daughter Jazmine for eight years.
Jazmine was previously denied entry because she was “medically inadmissible,” but the decision was overturned.
Talosig says she’s glad the original decision to not allow Jazmine entry was reversed.
“This shows that the first decision was a mistake, and this shows that being deaf is not a hindrance to do what you want to do. And this shows that Jazmine won’t be a burden to the social system in Canada.”
Jazmine is settling in, and Karen says they’ll be visiting some of the local sights before school begins.
“We’ll see some friends for sure, and we’ll take her to the PNE next week also…And then I will take her also to her school, show her around, and we’ll do some fun things together.”
Jazmine will begin attending a specialized school for the hard of hearing in Burnaby this September.