Along with the deportation of small children for being “unable to integrate”, Denmark also deports disabled dependents of Danish citizens without giving a reason.
Here is a very dignified interview about one such matter. I do not know how the son can stay so calm in the face of such inhumanity.
English transcript (not completely perfect, am open to corrections)
I’m called Imran Bashict(sp?) and I’m from Pakistan. I have lived here the last 30 years.
Yes. And, my mother, my wife and three children. We all live here together, we don’t have family members that live in Pakistan.
(speaking over each other, didn’t catch it all)
She lived in Denmark nearly 2 years ago and we tried to get a residency permit from the Danish embassy in Islamabad and they said we could only get a residency permit from inside Denmark, so the Danish embassy only gave us a three month VISA.
When we tried to get the VISA extended, we took a lawyer but it was refused.
-What were the grounds for refusal?
-No reason! And your mother is 90 years old?
She is nearly 86.
-86? Lovely! And there’s no one who can go with her?
No, we’re 5 siblings and we all live in Jutland.
-And your mother can’t handle it herself?
She’s paralysed here on her left hand side and she can’t feed herself. She can’t wee by herself, she can’t go to the toilet by herself, she can’t walk as much as 2 metres. We always have to help her. How is she going to manage alone in Pakistan? It’s a problem.
-So you would like to get permission to have her here with you?
Yes, very much because she can’t manage alone. That’s the biggest problem we have. Because we all live in Jutland together.
-So, if you went with her to Pakistan, that would mean you would have to close your business.
Completely. My budget would be totally stopped. I’ve got three children and a wife, we have lots of expenses.
-And you have Danish citizenship?
-So, quite simply, someone needs to explain to me how something like this can happen in Denmark. There are definitely long paragraphs and rules that I can’t understand. I just don’t understand how we in Denmark can bring ourselves to put human beings in this position. We have a man who has lived in Denmark for 30 years and is a Danish citizen who can’t get permission for his mother to stay in Denmark. She is paralysed and she is old.
I would really like to start a debate about how we can live with this. I don’t understand it, in any case but if you see this and would like to react and explain what is happening here in Denmark right now and how we can bring ourselves to do this.
Special Commenting Policy
Will be deleting any comments that
- Blame the DF for this (they’re not in power, numbnuts. Take some responsibility. How have their opinions got so powerful anyway? They’re a minority extreme right political party. Don’t just blame them, make them obsolete!)
- Claim that although SHE does not represent a drain on the system, there are others like her who might, so the rule needs to be followed for fairness’ sake (“fairness” is not enforcing the same unfair rule uniformly, “fairness” is having fair rules to begin with. It’s not “fair” to deport elderly disabled dependents of Danish citizens to countries where they have no network even if there were straw-immigrants who will bleed Denmark dry given the chance.)
- Suggest that the solution is for the whole family to move back to Pakistan (If he has Danish citizenship, then he IS Danish. His life is here. He lives here. He has done nothing wrong and does not deserve to be deported just because he has a disabled mother)
- Claim it would be worse in Pakistan (Last time I checked, Pakistan doesn’t trade off of the image of being a model example of equality and human rights)
- Claim other countries would have similar policies (Just because THEIR Mummy lets them do it, does not give Denmark the right. Evil is evil. This is evil.)
If you can manage to enter this debate without parroting ill-thought out “meninger”, I would like to hear how this can be allowed.
- Noble Savages (adventuresandjapes.wordpress.com)