Posts Tagged ‘Deportation’

800-hour church service saves family from deportation

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Under Dutch law, police officers are not permitted to enter a church while a religious service is taking place. So, for more than a month, hundreds of pastors and volunteers from across the Netherlands conducted a non-stop 800-hour church service in support of an Armenian family whose asylum claim has been rejected. Continue reading

Sr Patricia Fox wants clarification on Bishops’ MOA with government

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Sister Patricia Fox’s request for an extension of her missionary visa was denied last week. She is now seeking clarification about the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) signed in June. In a press release about the denial of the extension, the BI stated that Read more

Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies. Her lawyers called the move “persecution” and said they would appeal. Read more

Sister Patricia Fox gets a temporary reprieve

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox has claimed a temporary victory over the Department of Justice (DoJ). It has agreed to extend her stay in the Philippines and review her appeal against an order from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to forfeit her visa. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has announced Fox now has until June 18 to leave the Read more

Sister Patricia Fox can stay as a tourist but not as a missionary

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Sister Patricia Fox’s renewable missionary visa, which was due to expire in September 2018, was cancelled on Monday. She has been labelled an “undesirable” foreigner for what the country’s Bureau of Immigration says is “her involvement in partisan political activities.” The 71-year-old Australian nun has 30 days to leave the Philippines. An immigration spokeswoman said Read more

Philippine authorities arrest 71-year-old Australian nun

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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On Monday, Philippine authorities arrested and detained a 71-year-old Australian nun because she had allegedly violated the conditions of her visa by engaging in illegal political activities. There is a possibility that she will be deported as an “undesirable alien”. Sister Patricia Fox, Philippine superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, was arrested at Read more

Papua New Guinea to review work permits of expatriates

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Papua New Guinea’s Labour minister says the work permits of all expatriates in the country will be reviewed, and the rules for new permits will be tightened. Mehrra Kipefa also said the rules for the issuing of new permits would be tightened. He said the review would ensure expatriate workers are only working the one Read more

NZ’s immigration policy – you’re welcome, until you get sick

Monday, November 27th, 2017

After eight years in New Zealand, Dinesha Amarasinghe, her husband and her three sons have been told they will be deported back to Sri Lanka. The reason: Dinesha has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  Continue reading  

NZ Immigration to deport intellectually-challenged Fijian

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

UPDATE Narayan given reprieve by the new government as deportation halted. Read More Original Post A young Fijian man with serious intellectual disabilities is on the verge of being deported back to Fiji. New Zealand Immigration plans to deport Sagar Narayan even though Sagar’s family has advised the government department that he had no support Read more

Vietnamese woman in visa ‘limbo land’ marries Kiwi husband

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

A couple mired in a struggle with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) were able to set aside their visa woes – at least for a day – when they tied the knot. Kirk ‘Seamus’ Robertson and his Vietnamese partner, Pham​ Thu Thuong​ Nguyen, known as Thuong, were married at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford, North Canterbury Read more