An Indian family are facing deportation because of a disability suffered by their young daughter.
Mary George was born with a neurological condition and spent the first year of her life in hospital.
Mary’s parents are in Australia on student visas and, after reaching out to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, were told keeping the family in the country ‘wouldn’t be in the public interest.’
Mary was born in November, 2014 at Adelaide’s Lyell McEwin Hospital where she spent 28 days on life support, shares Daily Mail.
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‘We’re in a tricky situation about the future, because we came here for a better life, I’m working,’ Mr George told Nine News.
The family say they are worried about taking Mary home because her condition may worsen and her doctor in Australia is across all of her information.
‘We don’t want to miss Mary’s doctor because he knows everything about her,’ Mrs George said.
They have sought legal help to remain in Australia after being told they could face deportation at the end of the month.
The Department of Immigration are looking at ‘alternative visa options’ for the family.
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