Canada Denies Down's Syndrome Boy's Residency!!!

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  1. DiamondGoddess

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    An Ontario university professor's Down's Syndrome son was denied permanent residency in Canada because of "the potential burden the child would place on the health care system".

    The average Canadian per capita health and social services costs are set at $6,387.

    The family could present evidence they can shoulder some of the son's medical costs, but the dad says his son is healthy, and is balking at that.

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada found the son, who is 13, functions at a three-year-old level; and special education for him would cost between $20,000-$25,000 a year.

    The son is in a regular public school classroom, with no special provisions being made for him.

    From www.ctvnews.ca

    This is interesting to me, my Mom was Canadian and half my family is up there.
     
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    It's interesting to me as well. I have Down's Syndrome.
     
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    But they'll let all those fucking useless syrian refugees in no problem.
    :facepalm:
     
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    So what the hell do they do with all of the current DS residents? Did the father just move there w/ son or were they always living there. What a shitty thing to do.
     
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    They moved from Costa Rica when the dad got tenure.

    The article says this is S O P for CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada).
     
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    Oh, I see... thanks! :)
     
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    Take him in than send him to us when he needs medical attention
     
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    In grade school our bus broke down on a country road and we were waiting for another to come and pick us up. It was winter and the windows were getting all fogged up, so this Down's syndrome girl used her finger to write 'I should call my mom' on the glass.