Man with Down’s syndrome faces being deported from Britain after 17 years – because his parents died Aug 29, 2014 19:59 By Ian Hughes
Wadih Chourey, 44, moved to the UK in 1997 with his mum, dad and two brothers, because he was being mentally and physically abused by local gangs in Beirut
He now lives with one of his two brothers Camil, 42, in East Twickenham.
MP Vince Cable said the move by the Home Office to have him kicked out was “disgraceful”.
He said: “This is a man who cannot cook for himself, who cannot operate a washing machine or use a computer.
“His welfare is completely dependent on his brothers, who clearly provide a loving and caring home for him yet Home Office lawyers suggest there is nothing compelling or exceptional about the case and assume that Mr Chourey could seamlessly reintegrate into Lebanese life as if he never left.”
Colin Marsh, chairman of the local residents’ association, said: “Wadih and Camil are very much part of our community and Camil and his brother Joseph are both respected and admired for their love and care of their brother Wadih.
The Home Office said: “He has appealed so it would be inappropriate to comment .”