RTE News: Nigerian woman lobbies against deportation

Mar 18, 2008 | Posted by: Ian in Dublin | Full story: www.rte.ie

A Sligo-based Nigerian woman facing deportation has been told to report to the Garda National Immigration Bureau in Dublin at 2pm today.Pamela Izevbekhai has been campaigning to stay in Ireland with her two daughters. She says Naomi, 7, and Jemima, 5, face female genital mutilation if they are forced back to Nigeria. Ms Izevbekhai's oldest daughter, Elizabeth, bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation when she was 18 months old. AdvertisementMs Izevbekhai came to Ireland in 2005 with her other two daughters, after attempts were made by her husband's extended family to forcibly remove them and subject them to female genital mutilation also, according to her asylum application. Ms Izevbekhai said she and her husband had spent four years in Nigeria trying to protect the two younger girls. She eventually decided to come to Ireland and apply for asylum. Her application for asylum was turned down, however, and after an appeal failed, a deportation order was issued. Ms Izevbekhai's legal team sought and were granted leave to seek a judicial review of the Minister's decision, which was heard in the High Court in November 2007. The court upheld the Minister's decision and Ms Izevbekhai was refused leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. Ms Izevbekhai has now lodged an application for subsidiary protection with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. However, she does not have an automatic right to apply and is relying on the discretion of Minister Brain Lenihan to allow the application. Minister Lenihan is currently out of the country and the application has not yet been considered. Ms Izevbekhai's supporters say she will travel to Dublin this morning, but they are continuing to lobby senior politicians to reverse the order. A number of national organisations are supporting Ms Izevbekhai's application, including the National Women's Council, Women's Aid, the National Network of Women's Refugees and Support Services, the ISPCC and the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

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Way to go , send them all back...their monkey relatives must be missing them!!!! 3 down 7 thousand to go!
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So just because African state governments treat their own people like s**t with TNB. WE Europeans get lumbered with their rejects who aint fit enough to milk a cow! These apes need to get their act together and build up Africa to be a prosperous continent, and instead, stop relying on the white man to clear up their mess. Being lazy gets you nowhere.
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Expose these africans for who they are______Leeching-Frauds.

Promptly deport them all!

Boycott businesses that employ them.

Let your local and national leaders know your vote will not put up with such nonsense.

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wow, such understanding, what happened to "Land of the free Home of the BravE". You should remember that you forefathers were Immigrants too knucklehead
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Your assumption is correct, "Ian". Yes, my forefathers and mothers were immigrants.

However, they arrived in the United States of America, legally, without government handouts or job placement. They were subject to physical examinations by doctors at Ellis Island. This was before immigrants were tested with chest x-rays. Nevertheless, if they were detected with a communicable disease, they would be quickly quarantined and deported back to the country of origin. No questions, no appeals.

Going by your logic my forefathers were the "New Indians" and I am a "Native American", born on this soil and have never left.

Furthermore, you must think eighty-percent of Eire's citizens must be "knuckleheads" for voting in favor of ending birthright citizenship in the national referendum in 2004.
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She is making yet another appeal before the high court today, is there no end to this madness. She and thousands of other bogus asylum seekers should be promptly deported.

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game over wrote:
Your assumption is correct, "Ian". Yes, my forefathers and mothers were immigrants.
However, they arrived in the United States of America, legally, without government handouts or job placement. They were subject to physical examinations by doctors at Ellis Island. This was before immigrants were tested with chest x-rays. Nevertheless, if they were detected with a communicable disease, they would be quickly quarantined and deported back to the country of origin. No questions, no appeals.
Going by your logic my forefathers were the "New Indians" and I am a "Native American", born on this soil and have never left.
Furthermore, you must think eighty-percent of Eire's citizens must be "knuckleheads" for voting in favor of ending birthright citizenship in the national referendum in 2004.
The fact that you have never left your own country might in some way account for marrow minded,views ok. Go on..get a passport, there really is a world outside the U.S.
Mo arguement that you could make would justify sending two little girls back to Nigeria to be genitally mutilated, a savage procedure that led to the death of their elder sister, and led their Mother to flee that country in order to ensure their safety.
as for your claim to native American, apart from americas original inhabitants who are native americans? They are part Englis,Polish,Italian,Dutch,Ir ish,African,Korean,Chinese.... the list is endless, and why not, The U.S.is a melting pot society, except that some seem to think that the Pot should have stopped melting after their forefathers arrived!

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last orders 2day wrote:
She is making yet another appeal before the high court today, is there no end to this madness. She and thousands of other bogus asylum seekers should be promptly deported.
Since when did she become a "Bogus" asylum seek?
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game over wrote:
Your assumption is correct, "Ian". Yes, my forefathers and mothers were immigrants.
However, they arrived in the United States of America, legally, without government handouts or job placement. They were subject to physical examinations by doctors at Ellis Island. This was before immigrants were tested with chest x-rays. Nevertheless, if they were detected with a communicable disease, they would be quickly quarantined and deported back to the country of origin. No questions, no appeals.
Going by your logic my forefathers were the "New Indians" and I am a "Native American", born on this soil and have never left.
Furthermore, you must think eighty-percent of Eire's citizens must be "knuckleheads" for voting in favor of ending birthright citizenship in the national referendum in 2004.
Judging by your logic and Native American Indian Law your forefathers 'immigration' perhaps wasn't so 'legal'.
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So just because African state governments treat their own people like s**t with TNB. WE Europeans get lumbered with their rejects who aint fit enough to milk a cow! These apes need to get their act together and build up Africa to be a prosperous continent, and instead, stop relying on the white man to clear up their mess. Being lazy gets you nowhere.
Like the 'white' man hasn't been making a mess in Africa and getting Africans to clear up their mess. Take a look at your own govt. and the mess we are all in. Stop blaming 'black' people for much of the mess you make yourselves.
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Paddy Irishman wrote:
Way to go , send them all back...their monkey relatives must be missing them!!!! 3 down 7 thousand to go!
We're all related to monkeys you idiot. I'm sure if you left no one would be missing you. You're obnoxious and a disgrace to the Irish people. Lets hope you get swallowed up by a big 'black hole'. Bwaaa Haaa, haaa...Bwwaaa haaa, haaa...
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Expose these africans for who they are______Leeching-Frauds.
Promptly deport them all!
Boycott businesses that employ them.
Let your local and national leaders know your vote will not put up with such nonsense.
Go away yourself keep out of Ireland!

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last orders 2day wrote:
She is making yet another appeal before the high court today, is there no end to this madness. She and thousands of other bogus asylum seekers should be promptly deported.
She won her appeal and the right to a full judicial review!!!! long live the courts
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she is an illegal!!! Send her back..what is wrong with you people? are you intent on destroying this country? That black c@nt should have beeen deported, end of story
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game over wrote:
Your assumption is correct, "Ian". Yes, my forefathers and mothers were immigrants.
However, they arrived in the United States of America, legally, without government handouts or job placement. They were subject to physical examinations by doctors at Ellis Island. This was before immigrants were tested with chest x-rays. Nevertheless, if they were detected with a communicable disease, they would be quickly quarantined and deported back to the country of origin. No questions, no appeals.
Going by your logic my forefathers were the "New Indians" and I am a "Native American", born on this soil and have never left.
Furthermore, you must think eighty-percent of Eire's citizens must be "knuckleheads" for voting in favor of ending birthright citizenship in the national referendum in 2004.
did you forget that those white people that are living in africa are the one that braught disease to africa, raping the african innocent. how will the world survive without african resources. this before you make any stupid comment white boy
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they need to deport all the white people that are living off african resourses back to where ever they came from.those white people havetaken over south africa. it is a shame that this is happening.
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we dont need to think that way God know where man we live forver voting or no voting dont mean to send poeple back
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yinka wrote:
they need to deport all the white people that are living off african resourses back to where ever they came from.those white people havetaken over south africa. it is a shame that this is happening.
Yeah Sure!!!!!! I suppose Idi Amin was white???? or that murderer Robert Mugabe??? No the wgite man is not the problem, the problem in africa is black africans still behaving like subhuman savages.

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yinka wrote:
they need to deport all the white people that are living off african resourses back to where ever they came from.those white people havetaken over south africa. it is a shame that this is happening.
White people have "taken over South Africa"? White South Africans handed over complete political and economic control of the country to the black majority 15 years ago, Yinka.

If anything, the ANC elite are living off the labour of both white and black South Africans and are refusing to apply themselves to the management of the country that they control.

For example, the ANC has held the purse strings in SA for over a decade but have they used their power to uplift and educate their people? No but they have spent R48 Billion ($6 Billion) on submarines, helicopters and jet aircraft - and a quick R408 million on a new VIP jet for Thabo Mbeki's own personal use of course. That's just some of the money that was spent OVER the table, Yinka.

When the white South Africans eventually escape from Africa, will the South African government begin to take responsibility for their own actions? Of course not, they will continue to blame the whites for their own failures, even after they have left.
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Ireland, your island is beginning to prosper after years of hardship.

With prosperity comes responsibility, especially within a global culture.

The mantle of refuge for those less fortunate is burdensome. But it must be worn by the strong.

America's done it, so has England, the former Soviet Union did it at the apex of its prominence.

And now, so shall you Ireland.

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