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Keep KJ in Australia

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Kelish Jain is a year 12 student studying at Nowra High school. His family have been living in Australia for a collective 8 years, they have applied for RSMS and 457(work visa) which results in Australian residence which then in turn results into Australian citizenship, most recently in 2013, but were knocked back due to his mothers age. The same issue has occurred again whilst reapplying for a Student Visa. Applications for working visas that could have resulted in citizenship have also been rejected due to age. Kelish's mum, Minalbahen Jain is 50 years old and works at Port Kembla Enhance petrol station along side her Husband and Kelish's father, Dhanraj Jain (42) who is a store manager. 

Kelish is currently half way through his HSC course, and hopes to continue his studies at Wollongong University, where he hopes to study Medicine and return to Nowra to work and give back to the community - his lifelong goal. Kelish is a hard worker who excels in everything he does, always giving 110% and if he is deported back to India, it would destroy his chances of completing his education and prevent him from becoming a productive member of society. 

Kelish and his family have supported the community by continuously attending community events such as the Shoalhaven River Festival and Nowra Show. Kelish has also been a valuable member of the Nowra High School winning cricket team for the past 3 year and was the 2016 recipient  of the best and fairest award - a true credit to him and his family. Kelish has also completed his bush fire-fighting course and is an active member of the Nowra High School community. He has been involved with Illaroo Soccer club as a player and has always shown full support to all players. 

Kelish hopes that his family's Visa can be extended long enough for him to be old enough to apply himself and begin his Tertiary education. 

Please show your support for Kelish and his family by signing this petition, as it would break so many of our hearts to see him go. 


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