In Chen v. Canada,  F.C.J. no. 871, Registry no. IMM-461-96, a decision rendered June 20, 1997, one of the issues I had to determine was whether the visa officer had erred in finding there were no humanitarian factors warranting a special examination. In that case I found that the visa officer had not erred. However, as is apparent from my decision, the visa officer had found, first, that the applicant was not a "dependent son" because he had interrupted his studies during a two-year period after reaching the age of 19. Following this initial conclusion, the visa officer had stated the following, in his refusal letter, as quoted in paragraph 9 of my reasons: I have also considered possible humanitarian and compassionate factors, but have determined that there are insufficient grounds to warrant special consideration.
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