Family faces deportation over son’s autism –

Family faces deportation over son’s autism –

The Maeng family in New Brunswick are poster children for immigration success stories. Except that the Immigration department thinks immigrants with autistic children are undue burden for Canadian taxpayers.

Yes, I know that caring for a child with autism in Canada requires partnership with the government and taxpayers. Yes, I know some Canadians are concerned about people moving to Canada to take advantage of healthcare benefits. The family in this story have contributed to this country and their son may do great things. Do we really need to send the message to some that immigrants are not welcome in Canada because of autism? How about the message that it sends to families with autistic kids that are born in Canada?


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