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Intellectually disabled Fijian to be deported from NZ

11:21 Thu Oct 12, 2017


Taken from/By: FBC news
Report by: Ritika Pratap

An intellectually disabled Fijian man who requires full-time care from his family is due to be deported from New Zealand because the government says the cost of caring for him is too expensive.

Twenty-year-old Sagar Narayan has severe intellectual disabilities and requires help with washing, getting dressed and eating his meals.

A report carried by The Guardian states Narayan’s family moved to Auckland eight-years-ago.

Narayan’s parents and his three siblings are permanent residents in New Zealand, but he has been ordered to make plans to leave the country by October 27th after Immigration New Zealand said his condition was too great a burden on the health system.

The family’s lawyer, Alastair McClymont, says there is nothing else Immigration NZ can do but drag him out of the family home and put him on a plane to Fiji.

McClymont says Narayan has the mental age of a six-year-old.

Narayan’s father Lalit said the family had always looked after him at home and he has never required assistance from the state.

Peter Elms, the director of operations for Immigration New Zealand says Narayan’s application for residency in New Zealand was declined on health grounds, and “he has been unlawful in New Zealand since January last year and has been given until October 27th to make arrangements to leave the country.



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