It looks like Henry Burris will get to stay in Canada and become a citizen after all.
Burris, the quarterback for the CFL's Ottawa RedBlacks, went public on the weekend with his difficult in becoming a Canadian citizen despite working and living in this country for more than a decade. The reason, his job was classified as "part-time work."
Now after a media blitz caused some red faces at the immigration department, Burris will get to stay. Kevin Menard, a spokesman for Immigration Minister Chris Alexander told CTV News the feds will work with Burris.
"Mr. Burris has shown a great commitment to Canada over many years, and his community work through his foundation is an example for Canadian youth and all Canadians," Menard said. "We will work with the Ottawa RedBlacks and Mr. Burris to ensure he can remain in Canada."