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American University professor in B.C. denied permanent residence in Canada due to autistic son

posted Apr 21, 2012, 1:03 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 1:03 AM ]
Postmedia News  Mar 29, 2012 – 10:43 AM ET  National Post
By Sandra McCulloch
VICTORIA — A popular University of Victoria psychology instructor and his family have been denied permanent residency in Canada because his four-year-old son has autism.

While Jeffrey Niehaus is preparing to move his wife, Jane, and two kids back to his native U.S., he’s sounding the alarm about problems with the Canadian immigration system, which turned down the family’s application for permanent residency on the basis that autism treatment would be too costly.


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