You may have caught this latest migration sob story from an Indian family in Perth wanting the public to cough up for their son’s down syndrome with Immigration Minister Andrew Giles granting them PR:
“A Perth family facing deportation because their son was born with Down syndrome has been granted permanent residency after a personal intervention from Immigration Minister Andrew Giles.
The decision, which comes just over a week before the family had been ordered to leave Australia, means Krishna Aneesh and Aneesh Kollikkara, along with their two children, will remain in Australia for the long-term.
The family, from India, was told last month they had just 35 days to leave the country because their 10-year-old Aaryan’s condition meant he was deemed a burden on the taxpayer.
The parents have been pleading with Mr Giles to personally intervene, their last chance to remain in the country after they exhausted all legal options.”
PIC 4005 and PIC 4007 were put in the Migration Act to put a stop to this very kind of thing and protect what’s left of Australia’s health infrastructure. It’s essentially what’s known as a one-fail, all-fail criteria and rightfully so.
Anyways, the Bileloa Family thing was the start (it realistically started much further back than that but that was the latest example) of the flood gates opening. I’d expect the Federal Court to be even more crush loaded with frivolous appeals and I know for a fact they are already three years behind. Much of their work is spurious immigration appeals at massive cost to the middle-class tax payer, but no-one cares about them.
Well, I spoke too soon as literally the day after there was this:
“Tom Owen was overwhelmed by this week’s news that a Perth family with a child who has Down syndrome was granted a permanent visa to stay in Australia.
The 39-year-old carpenter, who also lives in Perth, has worked in Australia on and off for nine years and is currently facing his own battle to stay in the country after his employer-sponsored visa application was rejected because his six-year-old son Jakob has Down syndrome.
“There’s hope … it’s a glimpse of light in this dark tunnel,” he said.
Mr Owen is from the UK and his wife, Rosa Schulze-Osthoff, is from Germany. Despite Mr Owen being considered a skilled worker, the government is able to reject visas if an applicant has a health issue or disability deemed too costly to Australian taxpayers.”
Unlikely to get it as he’s white.
I agree with what other commenters have said that at the current trajectory, there won’t be a pension or much resembling public services at this rate in a few years. Hospitals and Aged Care are already broken, adding hundreds of thousands of frail and elderly arrivals onto Medicare is going to destroy it.
Andrew Giles is the worst immigration minister of all-time (or the best if you’re trying to get into the country), just ten months into the job. But I mean, just take one look at him and you’ll understand why they always put an emasculated male or a woman as the immigration minister – Dutton probably the only exception in recent memory but he may as well put a skirt on given his recent performance.
This is all being deliberately done, I can come to no other conclusion.
On the bright side, at least we won’t have to ever put up with an ALP election campaign based on Medicare ever again as it won’t exist by the next election at this rate.
Guest article from barrister Mark who has served a sentence of over 20 years in the legal world including migration and criminal law