A 24 year old former criminal may be deported to the country he left at the age of six, where he knows no one and doesn’t speak the language, despite being rehabilitated.
Rodrigo Herrera came to Australia from Chile at the age of six. Unlike the rest of his family, he did not apply for citizenship because he didn’t realise he had to.
He has served a jail sentence, and completed a methadone program to deal with the heroin addiction which landed him in jail. He has said that he would like to learn a trade.
However the government has revoked his permanent residency, and intends to deport him to Chile.
(Source: Sydney Morning Herald)