A US schoolboy has had to drop out of his US-sponsored school because he is “too skinny” to attend the next level.
James D. Hines, 13, was diagnosed with hypertrichosis, a condition in which he has too many red blood cells, after undergoing surgery at a facility run by the US National Institutes of Health.
He was also told he needed to take more frequent blood tests.
Mr Hines’ parents and siblings have been lobbying for him to be allowed to return to his US school where he began attending after leaving for the US in January, but his father, James D., has criticised the US government’s approach.
“It was a bit of a mess,” he said.
“They don’t want to admit to any mistakes or to be honest.
They want to go back to being America’s bullies.”
Mr Hynes, who works in construction, said his parents had asked for his return to the US, but had not received any responses.
“The American Government doesn’t want us to be able to do this.
It’s not their problem.
I’m not the one who made this decision.
I don’t have to do it,” Mr Himes said.
Mr D. said he was frustrated by the delay in bringing Mr Hames back to the United States, as the US is the only country to which Mr Hymes can return.
“I don’t understand why he is being deported,” he told the BBC.
“There is no justification for this.”
The US has long been criticised for its high rates of child labour and forced labour, including child soldiers.
But the latest US statistics show the number of children employed by US employers has dropped significantly in recent years, from 9,868 in 2010 to just over 5,600 in 2012.
“This is the first time in a long time that we’ve seen a significant drop,” said Richard J. Rothstein, a professor of child welfare at New York University who has studied the issue.
He said the problem had worsened in recent months.
“While we have seen a slight increase in child labour in the past few years, there are still a lot of children being trafficked into the US,” Professor Rothstein said.
He added: “We need to take action to stop the human trafficking happening.”
The UN said there was a “human rights crisis” in the United Kingdom after a 12-year-old boy was sexually abused at a care home run by a US company.
In 2014, a man was jailed for seven years after being found guilty of sexually assaulting and raping a seven-year old girl at the care home in Barnsley, Kent.