Pregnant woman wins deportation reprieve

April 28, 2010 at 10:09 AM

MONTREAL, April 28 (UPI) -- A federal court in Canada has granted a last-minute deportation reprieve to a pregnant Guinea woman suffering from type 2 diabetes, officials say.

Sayon Camara was set to board a plane in Montreal for the 28-hour flight back to Guinea when the court halted her departure, the Montreal Gazette reports.

Judge Luc Martineau ruled Tuesday Camara, 42, and her unborn child could suffer irreparable harm if deported.

Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board turned down Camara's application for refugee status in 2007.

She married Abdul Sow, a Canadian citizen, in June 2008.

Sow's request to sponsor his wife was turned down by Immigration Canada last July because Sow had left Montreal to find work in Edmonton.

"He was sending money but they doubted that people travel to Edmonton to look for work," Camara's lawyer said.

Tuesday's court ruling is only a reprieve.

The couple plan an effort to overturn the deportation order.

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