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In September 2015, First Met and St. John the Divine sponsored Sohaila and her half-brother from Afghanistan. In June 2017, our group was able to reunite Sohaila with her 13-year-old son and we provided financial and social support for his first year in Canada. Since 2015, Sohaila has been working to be reunited with her husband. Her application to sponsor her husband under the family-class is now in the appeal process, and she will be having a hearing with the Immigration and Refugee Board on June 18. 

It is very expensive to attend a hearing in Vancouver and to pay for legal counsel.  If you would like more information, or if you are able to make a financial contribution to help cover the costs, please contact Kathy Cook at email or 250-370-0991. Please keep Sohaila and her husband in your prayers, that they will soon be reunited.