RTE News: Nigerian woman lobbies against deportation

Mar 18, 2008 Full story: www.rte.ie 45

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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Since: Dec 07

Dublin

#21 Jun 13, 2008
See what African people are doing to white South Africans on a daily basis and then tell me who should be given refugess status ....

Robbers cut off ear, 2 fingers
13/06/2008 08:08 -(SA)

Johannesburg - "They just stabbed, hit and cut," said Carmen Rossouw of the attack in which her father, George, had one ear and two fingers cut off during an attack on Monday morning.

He and his wife, Bernie, were repeatedly stabbed with a knife and hit with a hammer and crowbar.

George, 53, a businessman from Olifantsfontein near Midrand, had his left ear and the index finger and pinkie on his left hand cut off with a knife.

He was repeatedly hit with a hammer and crowbar all over his body and stabbed 12 times with a knife.

Bernie, 50, was stabbed with a knife in the face and back. Some of her ribs were broken and her lungs were pierced.

The couple, who own a catering company, were lying in a pool of blood when their security company, the police, the ambulance service and their two daughters arrived at the house.

Ear was sewn back

They are in an extremely serious condition in the intensive-care unit of the Unitas Hospital in Pretoria.

George's ear was re-attached during an emergency operation.

The attack occurred on Monday about 04:00. Carmen said the attackers had used an unidentified object to cut open a gate in order to get on to the property.

"The electric fence was switched on, so they couldn't get over the fence.

The robbers then broke open the security gate at the kitchen door and broke in at the kitchen door to get into the house," said Carmen.

She said the alarm went off when the attackers entered the house.

"As far as we know, there were just two attackers. They were armed with a crowbar, a hammer and a knife.

"They were waiting for my father in the kitchen and overpowered him when he came down the passage. My mother was behind my father and saw them attack him. She ran to try to help him."

Carmen said that according to her mother, the attackers had repeatedly asked for firearms.

The attackers eventually left without stealing anything.

"My mother and father were flat on the ground by that time and couldn't do anything. They tried to crawl to the room to get to the phone.

"My mother said that as she inhaled, the air went out from her back. She did manage to get her phone in the room, though, and called us."

Since: Dec 07

Dublin

#22 Jun 13, 2008
sorry, I mean refugee

Since: Dec 07

Dublin

#24 Jun 16, 2008
Anagogic wrote:
See what African people are doing to white South Africans on a daily basis and then tell me who should be given refugee status ....
Taking a look at my previous post, I was perhaps reacting in anger to what I had read.

It is not "African people" who are committing these crimes; it is specific individuals who have no conscience and there are people like that in every race group.

Since: Dec 07

Dublin

#26 Jun 17, 2008
BANNED FROM MARS wrote:
<quoted text>
Seriously your wrong, the most atrocity crime where more than 87% in the southern africa is purely from BLACKS peoples alone.
Get your fact straight next time. Btw you a black man as well leaching in ireland?.
If you count all the crimes that whites have committed over the centuries (against people of all races, recorded + unrecorded, renamed "the war against terrorism" etc), I think the statistics would pretty much even out at the end of the day.

I am glad that you guessed my skin colour incorrectly because that is just proof that a person's mind and thaughts can not be controlled or determined by the colour of their skin.
Dan

Maynooth, Ireland

#27 Jun 20, 2008
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.
Check your facts man. There are so many illegal Irish immigrants in the US and Australia now. So do not even go there. While I agree that there are people who leave their countries and come to Ireland for dishonest reasons, it is neither only Africans nor all of them. Remember 'No dogs, No Irish'? And now because you are rich, you forget.
game over

West Lafayette, IN

#28 Jun 24, 2008
Yeah Dan, I forgot, I'm sooo rich. Actually I'm typing on my gold plated keyboard in my sixty-foot yacht with helicopter pad to fly to and from my franchise football teams' stadium. And I don't make money, others make money for me.
No, I don't remember 'No dogs, No Irish'. But I'm sure some of the Irish emigrants who sought employment in Great Britain do. And now GB has more of a "problem" on their hands than just the Irish immigrants now don't they?
Here's some facts:
From the San Faracisco Chronicle:March 15, 2008
"Although most of this country's 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants are from Mexico and Central America, about 50,000 Irish people are among 3 million illegal immigrants from countries outside Latin America. Other countries contributing significantly to illegal immigration are Russia, Poland, Canada, Haiti, Korea, India, China and the Philippines."
Whoa, 50,000, that's a drop in the ocean my friend! OK, send the Irish illegals back to Ireland, but also send the other 3 million plus from outside Latin America also! And send the illegals, along with asylum fraudsters, in Ireland back home while you're at it. You must agree otherwise or you're a hypocrite.
An overview of the asylum seeker situation in Ireland estimated that 90 per cent of claims are bogus; that many are seeking asylum simultaneously in Britain and Ireland while travelling back and forth to their home countries; that Northern Ireland is the most frequent route into and out of the Republic because of the absence of any Border checks; and that people who fail to gain asylum status immediately move from one jurisdiction to the other.
The 'top five countries' of origin of asylum seekers in Ireland last year are: Nigeria, with 1,028 or 25 per cent of the total; Iraq, with 285 or 7.2 per cent; China, with 259 or 6.5 per cent; Pakistan, with 185 or 4.6 per cent; and Georgia, with 174 or 4.4 per cent.
Nigeria population = approx. 138 million
Iraq = approx. 26 milllin
China = approx. 1.6 billion
Pakistan = approx. 126 million
Georgia = approx. 5.5 million
Ireland(real Irish)= approx. 3.9 million
(not hyphenated Irish)
Get your facts straight. How many illegal Irish are in Nigeria, China, or even Pakistan? How would they be treated in these countries if they were taking up placement in schools, jobs and assisted government housing and complained if they didn't?
And when should Ireland cap off its immigration influx? At 8 million, 12 mil, 25 mil, 100 mil?
Oh yes, we won't know until Ireland "gets there" right? Ireland should wait till there is not enough resources for everybody. Not until the roads are clogged the schools and hospitals are clogged the prisons and courts are clogged. Till the people, the culture and country is completely transformed. Not until the Irish are neglected by their own elected officials. Then Ireland will do somthing about it.
Well it's in the works already. Damn, Ireland should have voted Yes to Lisbon, because more bureaucracy will solve everything. It always has.
Whoops, I see it now. I'm the big bad inbred racist Irish Redneck, right? Well I guess I'm wrong for trying to preserve my little country and unique culture.
I guess I'll have to court an illegal Nigerian woman now and save her from being imprisoned or mutilated by her wicked homelands government. We'll both live on the dole. I'll make many "beautiful" carmel colored babies with her. Because everyone in the world will eventually be brown some day. Of course we'll abort the ugly ones, you know, the one's that look pasty white.'Cause that's our pro-choice stance. Also convert to Islam with her and be at peace with everyone in the world. We will both bring a end to the Global Irish Imperialistic Empire that has the world cowering on its knees.
Thanks Dan, for setting me straight. Sorry, the RTE brainwashing almost wore off there! Slan,Peace.
dorothy

Newbridge, UK

#29 Oct 17, 2008
Final Solution wrote:
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.
you are a fool you try being in someone else's shoe for once and know how it feels like idiot. selfish fool
digbychicks

Ireland

#30 Oct 27, 2008
the reason they lobby is because no matter what! they fight any deportation, no matter what, any
african sent back home is because they state hates black people. give me a brake, what horse shit!
be nice of one african to say. yeah1 that person was

right to be sent back, they had a fair hearing,
if they come over here, they should respect the law. ireland dose not have a green card system, as it's right.

And if people use asylum system as way of getting around the irish law, they should accept when someones cock and bull story dose not fly! In 1993 the was 400 asylum seekers! in the late 90's it was nearly 5000, that means they nearly 5000 people were chancing their arm! at the very least
Granniea

Ireland

#31 Nov 1, 2008
Such raciest comments! I didn't taught Ireland was this bad to the coloured! iam disgusted
Risteard Mac Fheorais

Ipswich, UK

#32 Nov 2, 2008
yinka wrote:
<quoted text>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
I think you mean the English, we were either starving to death or eating grass at the time of the 'Scramble for Africa'....
Tara

Navan, Ireland

#33 Nov 14, 2008
Poor Kids damn them countries that they cant live freely and happily in their own without fear.
Daniel Maloney

Smithton, PA

#34 Nov 23, 2008
Ireland listen,do not become the USA,get th blacks out any way you can.
irishproud

Dublin, Ireland

#35 Nov 23, 2008
Daniel Maloney wrote:
Ireland listen,do not become the USA,get th blacks out any way you can.
For your info mate there are a few groups now getting together to deal with this black man problem.

Attacks on the black taxi drivers are rising , reports National newspapers that they are copying all the legal registration documents and signs and setting up cabs and there are also reports of when women are in the front seat they have seen an extra black person laying on the back floor of the car.

we do need to deal with this problem and quick.
the people that are shouting let them stay are usually of immigrants into ireland themselves.

Black people here actually think they know the minset of the people and that they will continue to live a prosperous FREE money grabbing life.

the gravy line is stopping with a huge bump.
joe irish in wales

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#36 Nov 24, 2008
paddy irishman,shame on your vile comments,you are NOT represntative of decent irish people,you are indeed only irish by an accident of birth,and your idiotic veiws only bring shame on our country,and yourself,i would hazard a guess that your remarks,and most of the others on here are indeed a criminal offence,its easy to hide behind a keyboard,and spout hatred and racism.these nigerian girls do in fact suffer from genitalia mutulation,its something you will suffer from simply because youve got no balls....nuff said
Black beauty

Galway, Ireland

#37 Dec 16, 2008
Final Solution wrote:
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.
Let The word u use against your fellow human follow you.(apes)who are you better than? You will swallow your tongue in life, cos you are forgetting that there is power in a spoken word. God will give you a portion of what you call blacks Ape
just an observation

Anchorage, AK

#38 Dec 19, 2008
Blacks can never be indiginously Irish, any more than whites can be indiginously African. To say 'Irish black' is a contradiction. That's not a racist statement; it's merely an honest fact of racial differences. A racist statement would say that blacks are INFERIOR to whites; that's NOT what I'm saying. I'm simply pointing out that while we may be equals, we are not necessarily compatible in each other's nations or cultures. This is a fact of human existence. If you are black, you are African, or of African descent, and will always stand out as such in a white nation like Ireland (or anywhere in Europe, for that matter). Even if you're born and raised in a place like Ireland and talk just like the locals -- it basically means you just sound like the white people you were raised among, and know their ways. But you'll never fit in among them totally, or totally be accepted by everyone, as one of them. You'll always be different. The same would go for a white who tried to assimilate into black culture. It simply can't be done -- and it's been tried, plenty. Sure, you may be TOLERATED in such a different culture, but your differences will always be there, and will always have the potential to become a target, if circumstances are right or times get tough. All of this applies to whites, too -- if you are white, you are European or of European descent, and will always stand out as such in an non-white nation.
Wouldn't it be better to just accept our racial differences, be proud of who we are, and realize that continuously trying to mash incompatible cultures together only causes more harm than good, in the long run -- rather than pretend that none of this is the case? Besides, wouldn't that also be the end of all these different cultures that are lauded, so much?
XxShockedxX

Westport, Ireland

#39 Jan 13, 2009
Oh my god do you people even have hearts! how can you sleep at night after calling these people apes and monkeys and sh*ts after they have done nothing to you an probably never will! This woman is trying to escape to a better life for herself and her children , as I truly believe you would all do without a second thought if faced with wht this poor womam hs had to go through and yet you say these horrible things! I truly never thought that racism would become this bad but it is closed minded people ike you that prove me wrong!
Irish

Ireland

#40 Mar 1, 2009
Ian in Dublin wrote:
<quoted text>
Since when did she become a "Bogus" asylum seek?
Facts have come to light that she had several visas for the UK and had also lived in Holland before she came here so that makes her a Bogus asylum seeker ...
also there has been no evidence given by Irish or Nigerian authoritys to suggets that the female genital mutilation actually took place and this is why her case was dismissed 3 times and is now awaiting their final challenge in the european court of human rights although the Irish government can still deport them even after the verdict.
These cases have cost millions of Irish tax payers money and at the very least they should have been sent to the UK who had given them visas in the past which were still valid when they came here.
Irish

Ireland

#41 Mar 1, 2009
just an observation wrote:
Blacks can never be indiginously Irish, any more than whites can be indiginously African. To say 'Irish black' is a contradiction. That's not a racist statement; it's merely an honest fact of racial differences. A racist statement would say that blacks are INFERIOR to whites; that's NOT what I'm saying. I'm simply pointing out that while we may be equals, we are not necessarily compatible in each other's nations or cultures. This is a fact of human existence. If you are black, you are African, or of African descent, and will always stand out as such in a white nation like Ireland (or anywhere in Europe, for that matter). Even if you're born and raised in a place like Ireland and talk just like the locals -- it basically means you just sound like the white people you were raised among, and know their ways. But you'll never fit in among them totally, or totally be accepted by everyone, as one of them. You'll always be different. The same would go for a white who tried to assimilate into black culture. It simply can't be done -- and it's been tried, plenty. Sure, you may be TOLERATED in such a different culture, but your differences will always be there, and will always have the potential to become a target, if circumstances are right or times get tough. All of this applies to whites, too -- if you are white, you are European or of European descent, and will always stand out as such in an non-white nation.
Wouldn't it be better to just accept our racial differences, be proud of who we are, and realize that continuously trying to mash incompatible cultures together only causes more harm than good, in the long run -- rather than pretend that none of this is the case? Besides, wouldn't that also be the end of all these different cultures that are lauded, so much?
Well said and id like to add another reason why they wont be excepted here is because a lot of what and who we are has to do with the past which ended not long ago and blacks were not apart of any history here or any make up of culture they are not Pagen Norman celt english scottish welsh scandinavian which has made us what we are today .
Irish

Ireland

#42 Mar 1, 2009
Black beauty wrote:
<quoted text>
Let The word u use against your fellow human follow you.(apes)who are you better than? You will swallow your tongue in life, cos you are forgetting that there is power in a spoken word. God will give you a portion of what you call blacks Ape
Black and beauty ummm dosent mnake any sence..if your black your never be Irish we hate blacks always have and will just look out now things are to get very bad in the economy as blacks will suffer the worse attacks and thats fact

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