A 25-year-old disabled man who has lived in Australia since he was two years old is facing deportation to Canada.
Colin Martin, who lives in Melbourne with his father Neil, is currently at a detention centre in Western Australia over a string of minor offences.
"He's looking down the barrel of the gun in being sent to his homeland of Canada, where he has no support at all," Neil Martin told ABC.
He said his son, who suffers from an intellectual disability, called him from the Yongah Hill Immigration and Detention Centre saying he had been threatened.
Colin suffers from an intellectual disability and his offences are mostly minor, such as car theft and graffiti.
Due to be bailed from the Ringwood Magistrates Court in June, he was instead taken by Border Force officers and is now facing an uncertain future.
His lawyers are now working on a case that would allow him to stay in Australia after an arranged doctors appointment in Melbourne in October.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection said they were aware of the complaint and that the process was being investigated.
“Non-citizens, who engage in criminal activity or other serious conduct of concern, regardless of their age or nationality, should generally expect to forfeit the privilege of staying in Australia,” they said.
Newsbreak - September 11