Don't Let Immigration Canada Separate Chris Reynolds From His Family
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Don't Let Immigration Canada Separate Chris Reynolds From His Family

    1. Lisa Middleton
    2. Petition by

      Lisa Middleton

      NB, Canada


Chris Reynolds wants to stay in Canada with his dad and brother. But the only way his family’s application for permanent residency will be approved is if he’s not on it.

Immigration officials say Chris, 20, will be too big a drain on the health care system because he has Asperger and Tourette syndromes. He has been deemed “inadmissible.”

An early medical assessment by Citizenship and Immigration Canada concluded that Chris would place an “excessive demand” on health and social services, and hinder the family’s chances of being accepted.

Immigration Canada fails to understand that people with Asperger's Syndrome are typically characterized by average to above average intelligence.  

Famous people who are thought to have had or have Aspergers:

Bill Gates, Henry Ford, Robin Williams, Elvis, Shakespeare, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Beethoven. Just to name a few. 

“The end verdict is a judgment of worthlessness,” says his father, Tom Reynolds, who is a professor at the University of Toronto. “Chris has a lot of potential to contribute many gifts to Canada.”

Tom Reynolds was recently nominated for the prestigious Michael Ramsey Prize for his book, Vulnerable Communion, about parenting a son with disabilities. This family has already given many gifts to Canada. We should be proud to have them here.

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Immigration Canada
Please review the immigration file of the Reynolds Family of Toronto Ontario. Recently in Moncton NB a deportation order was rescinded for the Maeng Family. On compassionate grounds I implore you to do right by the Reynolds family as well.

No family should be separated or deported because they have a child with a disability. It's just not Canadian.

Thank you,

Lisa Middleton

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. Canada Deems Son With Asperger's 'Inadmissible'

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      The Canadian government has given one family an impossible choice: live your comfortable life in Toronto for a short while and then be asked to leave the country forever, or choose to stay -- but find somewhere else for your son because,...

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. News Update

      Lisa Middleton
      Petition Organizer

      Great News everyone, Tom has been contacted directly by MP Bob Rae who has offered to support they're re-application. It's not over but certainly headed in the right direction.. Thank you all for signing & please keep spreading the word, petition via

    5. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • about 3 years ago

      I am a Canadian citizen, with a 17 year old son who has autism. I have found Canadians to be extremely accepting and supportive of helping raise my son to be the best he can be. I would like to think this is true of Canadians across the the country...I would be ashamed to learn Canadian officials have given someone such a situation.

    • paulina subocz NEW YORK, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      aspergers doesn't mean that he will need free health care, he can still have a job and pay taxes!

      you should focus on that.

      make sure that he can finish school ang get a job that way he'll pay taxes and actually contribute to the economy

    • Dev Das Gupta BARRIE, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      Canadian Immigration Policy sucks - personal witness - you let 100s of Sumali people into the country and they turned Dixon road into a welfare haven with children and adult with serious health care problems. The welfare organization habitually delivered baby equipment to my apartment because these people were not home. Many live 6 to an apartment, register welfare in three different cities and their job is to travel to these towns in their brand new Mercedes and collect welfare (fraud) - it makes no sense!

    • Elisabetta King BARRIE, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      My son has tourette's we have never gotten anything and everyday immigrants and all kinds of welfare people drain the system.

    • Andrea Smith ANOLA, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      My 7yr old daughter has Autism....What are they talking about? To expensive for Medical???...WHAT MEDICAL???...We get $208.66 a month!!!...A JOKE!!!...While Immagrants can move to Canada, never work a day in their lives and the Government gives them all kinds of monies and Pention!!!...SICK WORLD!!!


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