St. Catharines family given a few more months to argue their case to stay in Canada

A St. Catharines family facing deportation later this month has been given some more time to fight their case to stay. 

Natasha Gordon-Jones and her and her family were scheduled to be deported  February 24th.

St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle says his office has been working with federal officials to try and convince Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to grant their appeal to stay. 

He says they've been granted a temporary stay and they now have a few more months to argue their case. 

Gordon-Jones and her  three children fled Jamaica after her husband was murdered in 2011. 

Gordon-Jones’ youngest son, Michael has been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and gets treatment in Hamilton.  

Her daughter is married to a Canadian, but she is also facing deportation. 

Her eldest son is a straight A student at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School and has been accepted into Brock and Carleton University for aerospace engineering.

The school has also been actively advocating on the family's behalf. 

The temporary stay granted is in effect until June.