Disability Impacts Immigration Status

Disability Impacts Immigration Status

Disability is defined as “a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities”, and in this case, a Filipino girl is going to be denied immigration status to come to Canada because she is deaf. Her mother is already in Canada, working hard and sending money to her daughter in the Philippines. This is a very difficult situation to come to a solution with. Although it is not right to deny a person because they have a disability, one must also consider that if an exception is made for one person, then it must be extended to all persons, and that is going to cost people a lot of money. Definitely a difficult issue. Watch the video below to learn more.

Mom’s 4 Year Wait to Bring Deaf Daughter to Canada on Hold


How can you bring up this issue in your classroom, without picking a side? Whose right is it to determine what is the fair decision? What’s fair to some people (tax payers) is not fair to others (those advocating for rights for those who have disabilities) and vice versa.

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