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The Maengs are a South Korean family who have been living for the past eight and a half years in Moncton, New Brunswick. As CBC News reports, Tae-Shik Maeng and Hee-Eun Jang moved to Canada in search of better treatment for their son, Sung-Joo Maeng. Now 15 years old, Sung-Joo was diagnosed with autism and epilepsy at the age of 5.
But last week the Department of Citizenship and Immigration told them they must leave by the end of the month, because Sung-Joo's care is "too expensive." Moving back to South Korea -- especially by being forcibly deported -- would seriously, and adversely, affect Sung-Joo and could potentially erase all the progress he has made