Roos Demol, who is originally from Belgium and has been living in Ireland since 1998, is an intercultural facilitator and blogs on immigrantinirelad.com.
At the weekend, she tweeted a story about a boy from Burundi who is now facing deportation.
Ms Demol, who is based in Cork, finished the story by asking for help.
Thread by @vlinierland: “I am going to tell you a very sad story. About a child that grew up on the streets in Burundi. He did not go to school but was eventually ad […]” #HumanRights
I don’t know who your lawyers are but if you haven’t already contacted her, Wendy Lyon from KOD Lyon Solicitors is the best in the business for these kind of cases.
Why is this written like a children’s story?
Don’t give people ideas. I can see some sap throwing together an illustrated patronizing e-book for social justice FB ‘likes’.
Illegal immigrant seeks asylum for unspecified (above) reasons and has application turned down, and now faces deportation? He had an appeal hearing where he was assisted by a Swahii interpreter and the appeal was rejected? If he has a PPS number, is he really a “child” or “boy”?
On what scale is Burundi one of the Top 10 most dangerous countries in the world? Doesn’t even make it into Top 20 according to some sources.
He is a ‘Man’’ according to this – “we need to save this man”.
Maybe with the language difficulties he could go to France or Belgium?
“The only reason why he is on the deportation list is because of his innocence, his blind belief that just arriving in Ireland was enough to be allowed staying.”
Well, thankfully, this is not the case; each individual’s case is judged on its merits; those who are able to present a compelling case that they were persecuted/feared for their safety in their home countries are allowed to stay, and those who cannot are obliged to leave.
How did he manage to get to Ireland from Burundi; surely he should have claimed asylum in the first safe country he arrived in, rather than “travell(ing) around the country and around the world”(?)
I can’t give too many details, but I can say, he could not go back home and ended up in Ireland with 2 other drummers.
he ‘ended up in Ireland’. Interesting word choice.
I once ‘ended up’, literally up a tree after a party down in Cashel.
No idea how I got there, but I am pretty sure drink was taken.
I can’t give too many details, but I can say I could not go back to _______and ended up in ________with 2 other ________.
Break for the border
I can’t give too many details, but I can say I could not go back to my family home and ended up in a heap with 2 other whiskies.
Very difficult to be sympathetic to this story.