Skip to comments.DCU student Mehwish Saqib given five days to voluntarily leave the country before deportation order
Posted on 10/07/2019 10:32:14 PM PDT by Murtyo
Last Friday DCU student Mehwish Saqib was issued with a voluntary deportation order giving her five days to leave the country with her husband and three young children.
She told The College View: About three months ago we updated our leave to remain application and we put all the references from the university and the schools that the children go to and all the stuff we need for our application,
Last Friday they sent us a letter that we have to voluntarily leave the country in five days otherwise they would send us deportation orders to remove us from the country.
Saqib and her husband have three young children, an eight-year-old girl in second class, a six-year-old in first class and a three-year-old in creche. The children, despite attending school in Ireland, have also been issued with the deportation order.
In our decision they told us that your children are in this stage and they can go with you, where you go they have to go with you, she said.
Saqib, originally from Pakistan, left the country due to fears for her life.
We had death threats back in our country so thats why we left about eight years ago, she said.
The other thing is that we dont have any support or anything back in our country, so thats why we have to fight to stay here. she said.
Saqib and her family are currently living in the Mosney Direct Provision centre, having lived in the Claremont Direct Provision centre in County Mayo when they first moved to Ireland.
When we transferred from the first accommodation centre we heard about the sanctuary scholarship that DCU offer so we applied through the CAO and after that they called me in for an interview and they accepted me as a student. she said.
Saqib expressed that it would mean so much for her to have the deportation order lifted.
I am from a bad country, I just want to be a teacher I am making a career for me and for my family and my children. she said.
According to Saqib, DCUSU have offered her a lot of support in this difficult time.
They have supported me so much, because of the support I am standing here, otherwise its really really hard to see our children and to imagine them with us.
They give me courage, she said.
Saqib is also working closely alongside her solicitor to stop the deportation order.
My solicitor sent a letter [to the Department of Justice] to stop the deportation
after that my solicitor launched the appeal in high court to challenge the decision she said.
We ain’t Motel 6 for the whole freakin’ world. For cryin’ out loud I thought Trump was going to put a stop to this?
This is in Ireland.
She is in Ireland.
Different country, same problem.
At least Ireland will take action to boot out these grifters, something the U.S. seems incapable of doing.
Is she Christian? A former Mozlem? It is a death sentence in Pakistan if she converted.
By support, does she mean she is on welfare? Is she a muzzard? Has she tried to play the race card get? Does she know race cards are useless now?
Nope. We WON’T leave the light on.
Minor details the author omitted, huh?
Why was she in fear of living in Pakistan...with her fellow Pakistanis? If I recall correctly, Pakistan is a Muslim nation - so it is a “Nation of Peace.” I am confused here...
For the past four years, Ms Saqib has lived in direct provision in Ireland with her husband and three children aged eight, six and three after fleeing Pakistan when their lives were in danger. She is studying in DCU under its University of Sanctuary scheme, which provides refugees and asylum seekers in direct provision with scholarships.The Direct Provision system...
The term direct provision means asylum-seekers are provided for directly, as in their food and shelter is provided for while their application for protection is processed by the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA), a body set up in 2001.
Conditions vary widely, and their lives are subjects to a variety of restrictions, from being ineligible to work, to being unable to cook for their own food for years on end.
There are 5,848 people living in direct provision in Ireland Of these people, 1,047 have spent between two to three years in a centre waiting to hear about the status of their asylum application.
I would prefer to be in jail because I would have a definite sentence, and I would know when I was getting out, is how one asylum-seeker described the waiting process to Judge Bryan McMahon. The latest figures from the DoJ, as provided to the Irish Examiner show that 157 people are spending more than seven years in direct provision as they wait for the application for protection to be processed.
Asylum-seekers receive a weekly allowance of 21.60, up from 19.10 in 2017. Much of this is spent on communication.
Set meal times, isolated settings, shared bedrooms, waiting years for an update on their application, and living on a weekly allowance of 21.60, asylum-seekers in Ireland often describe life in direct provision as living in an open prison.
For many residents in Direct Provision, life revolves around meal times, explains Aideen Roche of Doras Luimní.
Residents frequently describe the monotony, where a typical day is breakfast in the canteen at 7.30am, lunch in the canteen at 12pm, and dinner at 5pm.
"The majority of centres are canteen-based. The food ranges (from centre to centre) and the standard and food provided varies widely, adds Ms Roche.
According to the Department of Justice, just six of the 36 centres offer independent living, where residents can cook for themselves.
Jennifer DeWan of Nasc, a non-profit human rights organisation working with people in direct provision centres in Cork and the rest of Munster, said they hear the same experience from residents: What we hear a lot from residents is: I get up and I go have breakfast. I take the kids to school. I go back to bed. I have lunch. I go back to bed. I collect my child from school and I go back to bed, said Ms DeWan.
From what I read, there are six thousand asylum seekers in the “direct provision” system. The “Sanctuary University” system lets some of them earn degrees.
Did they just randomly pick her out for deportation? Did she do nothing to get picked for deportation? Right.
The meat of the story is intentionally being omitted.
What the H-— is a “Creche”?
She’s a muz, give her a size 11 to the butt.
What the H- is a Creche?
It’s a nursery for a baby.
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