South Korean family 'too much burden' on Canadian healthcare, being deported
A Moncton family who moved to Canada from South Korea in 2003 is being ordered to leave the country by the end of the month because of their youngest son's illness.
Sung-Joo Maeng, 15, was diagnosed with autism and epilepsy at age five. His father, Tae-Shik Maeng, and his mother, Hee-Eun Jang, moved the family to Canada with the hope of getting help to treat their son's illnesses.
The family has owned and operated The Main Stop Oriental Market on West Main Street for several years.
Their oldest son, Jung-Joo, 19, — also known as John — is studying science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, with the goal of becoming a dentist.
But Citizenship and Immigration Canada has denied an extension to their temporary resident permit because of Sung-Joo's medical and education expenses, Moncton lawyer Nicole Druckman said Sunday.
The Maeng family has been given until June 30 to leave Canada.
Canada and other countries (like the UK, for example) are always too happy to accept people from third world countries who put strain on our healthcare system, yet when it comes to 1st world countries, they are always happy enough to show them the door. On one hand, I see the point of the government, but on the other, I see the hypocrisy. Thoughts?