Monday, 6 October 2008

Appeal or Not to Appeal - That is the Question


Husband and wife Fred Nukagem and Sandra Yonga Mbell and their three children are appealing the decision to deport them back from Cameroon. They won a reprieve when it was found their anti malarial vaccinations were not up to date. The couple are saying that if they are deported then they will be harmed or even possibly murdered. Mr Nukagem said this: “The lawyers say there is a chance we can stay here. They also said I might have the option of suing the Home Office for unlawful detention. At the moment I am hopeful. But it’s a really stressful for my family. My children are scared every time there’s a knock at the door. They are not sleeping properly, waking up through the night to check I’m still here." The BNP and other less sympathetic in our society would see this family deported without question. It does appear that Fred came here on a student visa and Sandra came here illegally but they have shown that they want to settle here and contribute to our society. Mr Nukagem claimed that he had been a government informer and had been tortured and beaten when he tried to stop passing information the the Cameroon Secret Service. Sandra's uncle had also been murdered and she herself had been beaten.
In an age where everyone accepts that there are to many people who are in our country illegally i hope that we never get to the stage where we deport genuine asylum cases. If we know that people would be in danger if we sent them back to their country of birth then surely we as a nation would have blood on our hands. Yes, there is the old chestnut about people passing through many countries to claim asylum in the UK and this has to be addressed, agreement should be made between the EU countries where all members should take an equal share of asylum cases and that each case be heard and considered on it's merit. We are a caring Nation with warm friendly people, surely no one out there would want to see Fred, Sandra and their children harmed? Asylum is an emotive issue which always attracts some extreme views so I'm looking for some humanitarians to post their thoughts along with the people who would send this family home to their possible deaths. I'm troubled by the lawyers pushing the family to sue the Home Office but that's lawyers for you, always need some one to blame!
I'll finish my blog by voicing my support for this family and i hope that posters will do the same but accept there will be people that won't agree but hey! that's the debate, OK it's your turn.........
To read the full Sentinel story click here:
http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/Asylum-seekers-launch-appeal-avoid-deportation/article-376376-detail/article.html



15 comments:

BNP and proud! said...

Who cares what threats they face.Chuck them out, they are illegals, in fact chucke everyone out, illegal or not.

Helen said...

BNP & Proud

I'd much rather people with your views were chucked out of our country.

Nigel said...

BNP and proud, "chucke" everyone out, including yourself?

Tony said...

I did say it would attract extreme views! I hope it isn't going to be a one way street for the far right supporters.

BNP 4 ME said...

Im fed up of you do gooders protecting ethnics, for god sake its OUR country- THE INDIGINOUS PEOPLE. We should have every right to say who stays or gos.

dangermouse said...

oh gosh, this is a hard one i do believe that the system of illegal immigrants should be a firm one but their story & others alike is upsetting, after all we are human beings with feelings, black white or blue.
There are cases where imagrants should be sent back home but if it is to be harmed or even killed how would you like that on your conscience, i wouldnt.

BNP rule said...

You pansies are all the same DO GOODERS. This is our Country and no-one but white peeple should life here.

hidog said...

bnp 4 me:

Please define indigenous.

Have those of Eastern European descent who came here to escape progroms in the 1850s been here long enough to be classed as indigenous? How about the descendants of slaves brought here in the 1700s? What about
the Huguenot French? Or the Norman French? Or the Angles? Or the Saxons? Or the Norsemen? Or those brought to this country by the Romans?

Or do you want Britain solely to be populated by Celts, or whoever it was that they dispossessed?

What truly differentiates human beings from one another is what they have between their ears, and how they use it, not the colour of their skin.

brooneyes said...

Now now children, play nicely!
They should go. It seems that the
establishment has forgotten what the word 'illegal' mean.

Craig said...

Black people shudn't be allowed in this Country.

Debbie said...

You tell em' Craig this is a LOCAL PLACE FOR LOCAL PEOPLE!!!

Debbie said...

Craig, are you LOCAL!!!

Anonymous said...

Craig makes out he's a cripple and can't go to work. He fools the Social by banging on about workers having too many rights in the workplace and how tough he is. He's just another shirker screwing the taxpayer and writes about how idle blacks are who are really screwing the dole.

T COPE said...

Well you tried Tony, but it appears debate is not possible with some people, only insults.
The original question of Appeal or Not to Appeal, is a good one.
My own personel point of view is if they are in danger, then lets have the facts, and if they are not send them back, but lets be sure they are not scamming the system,for their own ends.
As for them sueing, they are doing themselves no favours.
The main problem is this excuse has been used too many times for people to believe it.
The other question I have is why do immigrants travel through safe countries to get here, if not for the benifits

nigel said...

Terrance,
In regards to your last sentence did you mean why do asylum seekers travel through safe countries to get here (a good question) because an immigrant can be either an economic migrant OR an asylum seeker. An economic migrant will travel to wherever there are job opportunities where as an asylum seeker has some explaining to do as regards to your question. It doesn't necessarily mean they are not genuine refugees BUT they DO have some explaining to do.