Rifqa Bary is still without the immigration status long promised by her legal team. Let's pray the judge rules in her favor tomorrow and she avoids deportation.
The judge rejected a request from Rifqa's parents to order her to receive medical treatment for uterine cancer. Rifqa (and her lawyers) insist she is cancer free after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy. Rifqa's lawyer Kort Gatterdam said that "multiple surgeries and chemotherapy" left her weak and sick.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio juvenile court judge says she'll issue a decision Thursday in the case of a runaway Christian convert at odds with her Muslim parents and trying to avoid deportation.
The judge Wednesday told attorneys for 17-year-old Rifqa Bary and her parents to submit arguments before the court rules on whether Bary, an illegal immigrant from Sri Lanka, can receive special immigration status allowing her to stay in the U.S. Bary's attorneys say the girl is battling uterine cancer.