A French family that’s facing deportation from their home in Canada because their daughter has cerebral palsy is asking to be allowed to stay on humanitarian grounds.

David Barlagne and his family moved to Montreal in 2005 so that he could start a computer software business.

But when they applied for permanent residency in Canada they were denied because Barlagne’s 8-year-old daughter has cerebral palsy, which Canadian officials said would be an “excessive burden” on the country’s social services.

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Barlagne says that he spoke to Canadian embassy officials in France about his daughter’s diagnosis before making the move and was assured that it would not pose a problem. But the embassy workers have disputed his version of the story.

Now the family is asking that they be allowed to stay in Canada on humanitarian grounds, reports The Montreal Gazette. To read more click here.