The Maeng family is going to be able to stay in Canada. This is great news for them and their community. For their story, click here. While there are success stories, from time to time, about disabled people being able to stay in Canada despite immigration policies. In these instances, like with the Maengs, the government makes an exception to the rule that disabled people aren’t allowed to immigrate if they are going to be a ‘burden’ on the health system. This is a disgusting policy. It is also disgusting that disabled people have to get media attention and public support in order to overcome this disablist policy.
Of course, there are many problematic policies in the immigration system: it is racist, sexist, classist and disablist and all of these need to be fought.