Friday, June 10, 2011

Questions Linger After Deportation Averted

The case of a Moncton, N.B., family who faced deportation because of their son's medical condition is raising questions whether Canada's immigration policies discriminate against people with disabilities.
On Friday, the Maeng family was spared deportation back to South Korea out of concerns that their youngest son, who has been diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, might cost the province's health and education systems too much.
Canada's immigration law includes the provision for medical inadmissibility. Those whom the provinces deem would represent an excessive demand on social services can be refused.

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