Barbados Woman May Have to Leave Sick Child in Georgia

By: AP
By: AP

Alpharetta, Georgia. (AP) --

A Barbados resident whose daughter is
being treated for a rare form of cancer at an Atlanta-area hospital
has been told she will have to leave the country.

Petrah Gooding brought her 7-year-old daughter, Niamh Stoute, to
Atlanta in November. Niamh suffers from neuroblastoma and is
receiving treatment at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta's Aflac
Cancer center in Alpharetta.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement extended Niamh's
nine-month visitor's visa so she can continue treatment. But
Gooding's visa expires Thursday.

ICE declined to discuss the case, but spokeswoman Ana Santiago
says the agency is looking into it.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:20 PM
    Here we go again providing that free medical care! It's not my problem,get out!
  • by kaye on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:19 PM
    What a mess! You can come here illegally and stay as long as you like but come here and try to do the right thing...well we can't have that now can we.
  • by Daniel on Aug 27, 2010 at 04:48 PM
    But ICE will let a criminal and/or sexual predator stay here.
  • by Jennifer Location: Crawfordville on Aug 27, 2010 at 01:56 PM
    Come on people. Use some common sense here. May the dipstick that makes her leave her daughter's side have a flat tire in the rain everyday for the rest of his or her life. And that is taking it easy on the person that is 'just doing my job...' .
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