A couple living in the country for the past 18 years and is on the verge of being deported is receiving support from a small regional community in South Australia.
The aviation industry is of interest to Vik Singh, who is married to Navi Kaur.
The couple has established a significant presence in Goolwa, a town of approximately 9000 residents located on the Murray River’s estuary.
They had over five years of experience working together as co-owners of the Indian restaurant in their neighbourhood.
When the couple’s immigration problems forced them to close their restaurant a year ago, Kaur worked for Estia Health through the second part of the pandemic to earn her qualifications in elderly care. She also worked there during the pandemic.
Following the denial of their third plea for intervention by a ministerial official the previous month, the couple has been given until the 30th of September to leave the country or face deportation.
Over 35,000 people have shown support for the couple’s petition, which asks that they be allowed to continue living in Australia.
After meeting one another and getting married in Australia, Kaur and her husband have been residing in Australia on bridging visas for the past eight years.
In order for Kaur and her husband to be eligible for a permanent visa in Australia, Kaur would have to depart the nation unless Immigration Minister Andrew Giles took action on their behalf.
Parkes expressed his contentment at having the opportunity to support the couple, describing them as “extremely highly respected in the community.”
“It’s a pity, because they moved here, created a solid business with a good following, and the town welcomed them with open arms; they blended in beautifully with the community. ”
“The administration is considering expanding immigration opportunities for those with specialised skills.
Why would you send these individuals back?
They are already present and carrying it out.