No citizenship for the outside family with disable children in Australia
Australian government rule says, it will reject citizenship for disabled children, citing it burdens the government’s taxpayer’s money.
Kayaan(10 years), who was born to Indian parents living in Australia from past one decade, is facing deportion. His birth was premature and has cerebral palsy. The government said his disability will cost taxpayers $1.33 million over 10 years and it burdens Australian community.
Labour Party MP Peter Khalil wrote on his twitter, “To deport an Australian-born disabled child in such a vulnerable state, to a country which cannot provide him with the quality and care he requires highlights the immoral and mismanaged priorities of this government.”
Kayaan’s father Varun says if his family forced to move out of Australia, the child’s disability may further aggravate and his condition could deteriorate. Varun left India at the age of 19 years. He is not sure if he get the job in India if he comes back. He continues to appeal the Australian government to check his visa application again. If his son was not born disabled, he would have got Australian citizenship by now.