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Richmond Hill: Sponsorship Application and Jaffer

richmond hill: We are utterly disgusted at the long time it took to process the case, said Jaffer of Richmond Hill, a retired businessman who moved to Canada in the 1990s and is a Canadian citizen, according to Toronto Star. This is completely unfair and unacceptable. The agonizing wait for family reunification finally ended 11 years later, in January, when 80-year-old Nargis Anwar Jaffer died of pneumonia in a hospital back home with the sponsorship application still in process. The department said it could not comment on the case without the deceased person's consent due to privacy concerns.A native of Kenya, the elderly Jaffer moved to the United Kingdom to flee ethnic persecution against South Asians in East Africa. Article Continued Below Shabbir Jaffer, 60, said he submitted his mother's sponsorship application in September 2007, at a time when the Canadian government's immigration website stated the processing would take about 36 months. She had two sons; Jaffer later moved to Greater Toronto. ( As reported in the news.