Petition to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Nicolas Faubert, spouse of Sophie Thewys, submitted a sponsorship application for her and her son, Louis Pollack, in 2014, and that these applications were approved on January 9, 2017;
On December 24, 2016, Mr. Faubert died in a tragic accident;
Further to the death certificate of Mr. Faubert sent on January 12, 2017, and despite the approval of the sponsorship applications, they were rejected;
Ms. Thewys and Mr. Faubert have a daughter, Zoé, a Canadian citizen who is six years old;
According to Zoé’s psychologist, changing her environment following a death would be an additional trauma for her. Zoé needs to be surrounded by her family and friends in order to grow up in a stable and familiar environment and reduce the impact of the loss of her father on her development;
Zoé’s memories of her father, as well as the assets he left her, are in Canada; and
The rescinding of permanent resident status under these circumstances is cruel and would require the applicants to leave Canada with Zoé, which will seriously harm her development;
We, the undersigned, citizens or residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to use his discretionary power to grant permanent resident status to Sophie Thewys and Louis Pollack.
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