‘Trenzado and Canadian Laura Silver got married last year. Over the course of their relationship, she and their eight-year-old would regularly fly from Alberta to Cuba to visit him, as they were unsuccessful in getting him a visitor’s visa to Canada. In the fall, they submitted an application for permanent residency under the spousal sponsorship program and hoped that would reunite the couple and their blended family in Canada.
One of the last steps before that file could be processed was a medical evaluation, which had been scheduled for Friday in Havana.
When Trenzado and his son got to the hospital to take their health exams, they were abruptly turned away and told no outstanding appointments related to Canadian immigration or visas would be honoured.’