A Vancouver woman whose husband defrauded the Bank of China of tens of millions of dollars will have to make her case to stay in Canada a second time to an immigration board.
The board’s Immigration Appeal Division granted Li Xue permission to remain in Canada on humanitarian grounds last February. This despite her failure to disclose on a 2003 immigration application that her husband, Gao Shan, worked for the Bank of China.
Shan was later convicted and is now serving a 15-year sentence.
The Canadian government appealed the ruling in Li’s favour to the country’s Federal Court and won an order forcing the immigration board to take another look at the case.
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