To listen to the leftists in this country you’d think that if we deny health care to ANYONE (legal or illegal) we’d be a pariah in the eyes of the world.

Yet Australia’s doing it and leftists are silent.

Given this man’s been denied a visa extension, he’s technically an illegal.

And Australia wants him gone because the cost of his health care is too high.

Can’t say I disagree with the Aussies.

It’s time he returns and let England take take of him.

A 92-year-old British war hero faces being deported from Australia after being told he would be a burden on the country’s health system.

James Bradley, who served with the Royal Navy in World War Two, could be sent back to the UK even though he has lived in Australia for the last decade.

The great-grandfather and his 91-year-old wife Peggie came to Australia in 2007 to join their daughter Sharon and her family.

But he has now been denied a visa and faces being sent back to the UK.

When the pair arrived they passed mandatory health checks and were placed in the lengthy queue for a permanent parent visa.

Seven years later, and still on the waiting list, they were required to undertake further medical assessments, which Mr Bradley failed.

He has now made a last-ditch plea to Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to intervene and allow him to remain.

Mr Bradley said: “Considering my background, I think I’ve been treated shabbily.

“I’ve waited in a queue for permanent residency for 10 years, only to be rejected. I’d like to be able to spend whatever time I’ve got left here in Australia with my family.”

He is among 80,000 people in limbo waiting for a permanent parent visa in Australia. The process can sometimes take 30 years.

Mr Bradley needs a walking frame and he is in the early stages of dementia.

“Although we’re old, we do play a part,” said Peggie, who would also be deported.

She collects her nine-year-old granddaughter Karis from school most afternoons.

James’ wife Peggy also faces deportation

She added: “We can’t believe that anyone knowing our history would have grounds for rejecting us.”

The Aged Parent Visa is available to people over 65 who have a child settled in Australia.

Daughter Sharon, who has settled near Sydney, said: “Every day, the uncertainty around their immigration status weighs on dad’s bent shoulders like the heaviest of invisible sacks.

“He worries terribly about what will happen to him and to Peggie … when he is gone. He could not survive deportation.”

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  1. BobF says:

    Maybe if he converted to Islam, all would be taken care of.

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    In a socialist culture empathy is merely lip service. In reality money talks. He’s being given the boot so the Aussie Liberals can pay out 6 figure salaries to the Government run health care management parasites. If you dig deep enough into any Socialist government controlled health service the figures will show 2 pencil-pushing stooges on the payroll for every single front line medical person like doctors and nurses. I’ve been there. I’ve seen and experienced Emergency Room waiting periods that could be counted in days not hours. The Limeys, Aussies, etc don’t seem to have a V.A. agency to treat the former military. They’re dumped into the fetid system of Socialized medicine along with all the rest. The real kicker is the punters (public) don’t know any different, so they think the shit sandwich known as Government health care is normal.

  3. Coincidentally there was a similr case in England where thet wanted to remove an Aussie who had no status here. Though I think its piss poor that the have taken seven years to get around to looking at his case. If he had been a wog I bet it would have been at the front of the queue.

  4. Eskyman says:

    I’m Australian, but was born in the USA; I have dual citizenship. (I lived in Oz for 30 years, and then 9/11 happened; I then realized that I will always be American, and I returned. My family is still in Australia.)

    When my Dad was getting on, I checked into getting him admitted into Australia as a permanent resident. He was acceptable; but the requirements were: 1/ He must have $500,000 in assets, and 2/ He must purchase a health plan to cover him till the end of his days (which would cost another $500,000 or so.) The Aussies didn’t want anyone who would require expensive health care coming into the country and being forced to look after them. I was disappointed but not surprised; it makes sense.

    I had originally gone to Australia myself as a young man with a trade, so the Australians were willing to take a chance on me being a productive citizen, and entitled to their “free” health care (which isn’t actually free- but that’s a long discussion.) I went Down Under in 1973 as a legal migrant. (Didn’t expect to stay- I was “just visiting,” but my wife had other ideas. She’s buried there now.)

    My Dad, however was retired. He’d already had some health problems, and was in his late 70s. As an Aussie, I wouldn’t want folks like him to be moving to Australia, any more than as an American I would want sick old foreigners moving into America, just to take advantage of our welfare or health benefits.

    In this man’s case, the thing I find most objectionable is the time that it took for him to be rejected. He should have been informed within a year of applying, IMHO. It’s cruel to keep him and his family hanging on to hope when there was none; and it’s especially galling when muslimes are being imported who go immediately onto welfare and get free government housing, health care, and the lot. Even in his old age he’s more of a valuable resident than those POS!

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