Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Shiromini Satkunarajah, and Juhel Miah are both victims of Bureaucratic Bullies.

There were two cases of outrage over the treatment  by Immigration authorities recently
Firstly a Welsh schoolteacher was denied entry to the USA while travelling with pupils.
Juhel Miah, a Welsh Muslim, was travelling with a group from Llangatwg Comprehensive in Aberdulais, Neath Port Talbot.
The group had travelled initially to Iceland en route to New York last week.
When Mr Miah boarded the onward flight in Reykjavik on February 16 but was escorted from the aircraft by security personnel.
Whilst the school trip proceeded as planned, Mr Miah's removal from the flight left pupils and colleagues "shocked and distressed".
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said:
"We are providing support to a British man who was prevented from boarding a flight in Reykjavik."
A A Neath Port  Talbot Council council spokesperson said:
 “We are appalled by the treatment of Mr Miah and are demanding an explanation. The matter has also been raised with our local Member of Parliament.
"No satisfactory reason has been provided for refusing entry to the United States – either at the airport in Iceland or subsequently at the US Embassy in Reykjavik.
"Mr Miah attempted to visit the Embassy; but was denied access to the building. Understandably he feels belittled and upset at what appears to be an unjustified act of discrimination.”
Then Bangor Student  Sri Lankan Shiromini Satkunarajah, 20, was  taken to a detention centre after being refused asylum.
Prof John Hughes wrote to the Home Office, after a National Union of Students (NUS) petition backing her bid to stay attracted 27,000 signatures.
The Home Office said it considers each case carefully.
Miss Satkunarajah, who was born in Sri Lanka but has lived in the UK for eight years, is due to finish her electrical engineering degree this summer.
But she was arrested last week and taken to a detention centre to await deportation on Tuesday.
The university has contacted Miss Satkunarajah to reassure her it supports her bid to stay in the UK and wants to see her complete her degree course.
NUS Wales deputy president Carmen Smith told BBC Wales: 
"We want the home secretary to stop the callous and inhumane deportation of Shiromini."
Now   according  to her MP Hywel Williams Miss Satkunarajah who had has only three months left before graduating she can stay ,

 Mr Williams raised a Point order in the House of Commons about her plight on Monday.
"I'm so very glad that Shiromini and her mum have had this deportation order rescinded and released from the detention centre," 
The Plaid Cymru MP said that since the campaign was launched on Friday she had received messages of support from across the country.
Mr Wiliams and all those who fought  Ms Satkunarajah, case deserve our applause
Both cases show Immigration Authorities  in the US and UK  behaving in suh a crass manner.
It would be Hypocritical to condemn one and not the other.
We seem to be entering an era of intolerance , where the two above examples may become the rule.
Is this a case of Brexit and the election of Trump fortifying the Buracatic Bullies on both sides of the Atlantic  who believe they can treat decent hard working ,law biding people as criminals.

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