Tyrone will be allowed to stay with his mother.
Tyrone Sevilla, a nine-year-old autistic boy who was due to be deported from Australia will now be allowed to stay after the immigration minister had a change of heart.
Despite living most of his life in Australia, Tyrone was deemed a burden on society by the immigration department and was due to be deported to the Philippines.
Tyrone’s case drew national attention in April when his young friend asked a question on Q&A, asking why his mate had to leave the country.
A Change.org petition asking immigration minister Peter Dutton to reconsider the decision gained over 125,000 signatures, and a 4000 page petition was delivered in-person to the minister last month.