Korean family with autistic son may not face deportation from Canada after all

Family had been told to leave Canada by June or face deportation from Canada

We recently blogged about the ordeal of the Maeng family originally from Korea who has lived in New Brunswick and run their own business there for the last eight years. The family was recently denied an extension for their temporary residency permit because of their autistic son, who they were told would place too much of a burden on the healthcare system – even though he was diagnosed autistic before being admitted to Canada eight years ago.

Miscommunication between Province and federal government resulted in possible deportation from Canada?

The federal government has received notification from the New Brunswick government that the family’s health, social services and education costs will be provided for them by the province if the family’s temporary resident status is extended or they are granted permanent residence in Canada.

According to the MP for the area of Moncton where the family lives, “There’s been a real show of support for the family and for all the right reasons. They’re very productive and look [like] they’re an integral part of our society in Moncton and that’s exactly where we want to keep them. So I’m very pleased for them…I’m just glad it’s coming to a halt before even close to this deadline that was looming on June 30.”

It looks to be a positive outcome for the Maeng family, after contributing to Canadian society and paying taxes here for the last eight years. However, it seems these positive outcomes are more likely to be granted if there is more media uproar and public outrage over a government decision when instead each case should be treated fairly by the officials who make these decisions.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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