The Green family has resided in Australia for the past ten years.
They’ve paid their taxes and worked as critical labour workers to to address pressing skills shortages.
Due to strict immigration laws, however, they are being deported. They’ve made a valiant effort to remain.
The family left Scotland ten years ago after Mark was headhunted to move to Australia to cover a shortfall of highly qualified solar installation electricians.
However, the family’s three-year sponsorship, which would have granted them permanent status, was doomed by incompetent operators.
According to him, this has happened seven times. “The company went into liquidation, which means I have to start over, all three years over again,” he added.
The majority of them shut down due to warranty problems, and since they don’t want to service the warranty, they instead close their doors and find a new name for their company.
Because of his skills, Mark was able to get a new position right away, but before the new company closed, he had to start the visa application procedure all over again.
Since the family was never eligible for Medicare, they also have had to pay for public education.
They paid their taxes and used their own funds to cover the cost of all those visa applications.
Their stay in Australia had cost them $200,000 in total.