by Andrew Russell and Brian Hill
Originally published: July 4, 2017
Families with children who have a disability and are trying to become permanent residents of Canada say they’re forced to confront an immigration system that’s unfair and discriminatory.
Kara Sharp and her husband Alastair have spent nearly four years going through the immigration process, waiting to find out if they and their two children — one of whom is Canadian — will be allowed to stay in the country.
“I don’t know how many times I have sat on the couch and cried at night while the kids are sleeping,” Sharp told Global News. “There’s a lot of unknowns. Are they going to give us permanent residency? Are we going to have to uproot our family?”