A Korean family living in the rural city of Cairns in northern Queensland has been threatened with deportation. Their permanent visa application was denied because his 7-year-old son, Seongjae Lim, was diagnosed with autism and was considered a taxpayer burden.
Lim was born in 2014 at Maternal Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. His parents Yang Yu-jin and Lim Heo-shin moved from South Korea to Australia in 2013 with his daughter Olivia. They run a restaurant.
The couple applied for permanent residency under the Regionally Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) over six years ago. In July 2021, the application was rejected due to Sungjae’s health problems. His parents appealed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in August 2021, but received notice of dismissal in July of this year.
When Sungjae was 2 years old, he lost his hearing due to a cold. She was diagnosed with autism when she was two and a half years old. He had ear surgery when he was four years old to regain his hearing.
His parents warn that deportation would be a shocking upheaval for Sungjae.In a change.org petition, his mother Eugene wrote: Too much confusion and harsh reality for Sungjae, who is recovering his language skills and social skills,” she said.
The petition has received over 27,000 signatures since it was launched a month ago. The comments highlight the humanitarian sentiment and hostility to the government atrocities that are motivating the response.
One of the signatories, David Collins, commented: It takes a certain amount of common sense and compassion. People with autism are not a “burden” for taxpayers. Politicians are a burden on taxpayers.”
Judy Titiani writes: Isn’t this discriminatory and illegal? ”
The Lim family case is not unique. In 2015, Maria Sevilla, a nurse who lived in Townsville, Queensland for eight years, was denied her skills visa because her 10-year-old son, Tyrone, was diagnosed with autism.
At the time, the Free Nationals’ Union government intervened to quell a wave of opposition to overturn deportation orders and grant permanent residency visas.
Sungjae’s family is now relying on the federal Labor government to make similar interventions. I just commented and made a vague statement.
Whatever the outcome, Sungjae and his family are in dire straits as a result of a bipartisan attack on immigrant rights, with the Labor Party playing a central role.
It was the Hawke Labor government that passed the Australian Citizenship Amendment Act in 1986. juice sled, citizenship by birthright. A child born in Australia after 20 August 1986 can only become a citizen if at least one of her parents is a citizen or permanent resident.
In 1994, the Keating Labor government made significant changes to immigration law. It updated health requirements previously used to stop the spread of infectious diseases and now includes three public interest standards.
Protect Australian communities from public health and safety risks and curb public spending on health care and community services. Protect Australian citizens’ access to scarce health care and community services.
The last two additions have been used to justify deportation orders for Sungjae and many other family members. The National Ethnic Disability Alliance reported in her 2018 that 10 to 15 families face deportation each year because of these health requirements, but there could be many more. .
Despite living in Australia for more than 10 years, the family has been deported due to physical and mental medical conditions. The family could be deported if claimed by This could cover almost any serious medical condition.
Australia’s entire immigration system is designed for the benefit of big business. Inhumane laws that prevent family members from obtaining permanent visas do not prevent family members from being brought to Australia to work through temporary skill visas. It is often the first way families arrive in Australia.
Once your employer’s needs are met and your temporary visa expires, various stringent requirements apply. In addition to health requirements, the Keating Labor Government has introduced an English proficiency test into its visa points system for skilled immigrants for employers. This was after drastically curtailing acceptance of family immigrants.
The immigration system has distinct class characteristics. Some visa categories allow extensions or even permanent residency if the individual makes a significant business investment in the country.
Refugees and asylum seekers fleeing war and poverty are exposed to the worst of Australia’s immigration policies. All asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat are detained in detention centers that are nothing more than concentration camps. This policy was introduced by the Keating administration in his 1992.
The harsh regime was extended. Asylum-seekers’ boats are now frequently seized by the navy and driven back before they even approach the Australian coast. Endangering countless lives, this militarized “Operation Sovereign Borders” program is completely bipartisan.
The record shows that in this case, or otherwise, no credibility can be placed in the Labor government. In this case, even if Giles decides to intervene, it will not solve the plight of thousands of other families who are subject to discriminatory visa restrictions.
All workers should have full citizenship and basic democratic rights to live and work anywhere in the world. Achieving this demand requires an international working-class movement against capitalism and its entire system of nation-states.