Friday, June 10, 2011

Deportation Averted Over Son's Autism

Going back to a story in Canada just to follow-up to let all know that intelligence has prevailed. There is hope for mankind.

MONCTON, New Brunswick -- A South Korean family facing deportation because their 15-year-old son is autistic and epileptic can breathe a sigh of relief, according to a government source.
The Maeng family came to Canada in 2003, and has owned and operated a small Asian grocery store since arriving in Moncton.
But they were recently told by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that they would have to leave the country by the end of June because Sung-Joo Maeng's autism and epilepsy disqualified the family from permanent entry because of the associated health-care costs.
The deportation order made headlines, and support for the family spread to the provincial government.
On Wednesday, New Brunswick Social Development Minister Sue Stultz gave the family a letter saying they would cover the health-care costs for Sung-Joo.

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