Canada ‘It’s another country, I’m Aussie’: Canadian who moved to Australia as a baby begs not to be deported to Canada

15:32  18 may  2018
15:32  18 may  2018 Source:   nationalpost.com

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A 26-year-old man who has lived in Australia since emigrating from Canada at the age of two is begging not to be deported back to a “You know it ’ s another country — I ’ve grown up in Australia — I ’ m Aussie . Martin moved to Australia with his Canadian father and Australian mother in 1994.

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A 26-year-old man who has lived in Australia since emigrating from Canada at the age of two is begging not to be deported back to a homeland he knows nothing about.

Colin Martin, who lives in Melbourne, has an intellectual disability and a lengthy history of legal trouble, issued a plea for mercy through the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

“I’m scared because I don’t know anything,” Martin told the broadcaster from a detention facility. “You know it’s another country — I’ve grown up in Australia — I’m Aussie. I’ve grown up here, I’ve done all my school here.”

Martin moved to Australia with his Canadian father and Australian mother in 1994. He has not returned to Canada since.

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I have no sympathy for angry Canadians who don't want another country ' s criminals since Canada is exporting home-grown criminals to other countries too. Inevitably a Dutch criminal is sent to Australia .

Australians love taking zero responsibility and excusing their own problems so no surprise this draconian citizenship policy is to see a criminal Australia raised deported to be another country ' s problem. Aussie Aussie Aussie .

His connections here remain thin but he did excel at hockey at the age of 11, according to a media profile in Australia last year. His father, Neil Martin, keeps his son’s hockey medal and ribbons, although the boy grew up mostly with his Australian mother after a marital breakdown. (The father is seen wearing a Tragically Hip T-shirt in media photos.)

Martin had difficulty in school and, at the age of 14, was diagnosed with an intellectual disability. He started misbehaving and taking drugs. He has had a significant number of run-ins with police since.

After an arrest last summer, Martin was held in immigration detention instead of being released on bail. He was held as a non-citizen of Australia involved in crime. He was deemed to be of “bad character” by Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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Man that’s gotta suckbeing kicked out of your home and being forced to move to another continent. Hope the dude is able to rebound in Canada or at least find a way to go back to Australia . It ' s fucked but Australia doesn't give a shit, the guy in the OP will 100% be deported .

"You know it ' s another country — I 've grown up in Australia — I ' m Aussie ." The man needs help and not deported to a country where his life will be even worse and let the Canadian government deal with it.

The family sought an alternative and appealed the deportation order.

Evidence at a recent Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearing showed Martin has more than 150 charges on his record — from graffiti and driving infractions to taking part in an armed robbery of a sub shop in 2011, ABC reported.

“I didn’t know in doing these offences that I’d be thrown out of the country away from my friends and family,” Martin told the hearing.

He lost his appeal, ending his hope of a special visa to stay in Australia. The board ruled that Martin “constitutes an unacceptable risk to the Australian community.” He was given a removal date of May 29.

The immigration department didn’t comment specifically about Martin’s case but said in a statement: “Non-citizens, who engage in criminal activity or other serious conduct of concern, regardless of their age or nationality, should generally expect to forfeit the privilege of staying in Australia.”

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As a Canadian citizen that is an immigrant that came from another country .. if I was in charge of this, I would deport him and ban him from visiting Australia for the rest of his life. Why would you as a country allow someone that commits this many offenses? As Lebron put it , not 1, not 2, not 3..

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There has been a crackdown on non-citizens in Australia deemed to be of bad character following changes to the country’s Migration Act in December 2014.

The number of visa cancellations has increased dramatically, with a record high last year of 1,284, according to government statistics. There were 84 in the year preceding the legislative amendment.

There are not many Canadians on the list of last year’s cancellations.

Most are from neighbouring New Zealand (620), followed by Britain (124) and Vietnam (55).

“Entering or remaining in Australia is a privilege, and it is expected that non-citizens are, and have been, law-abiding,” said a statement from Australia’s Home Office.

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