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Old 05-24-2011, 02:22 AM
 
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Slavery is evil, and its sad he had to endure such an atrocity. However, how does his ordeal relate to our illegal immigration problem? Whats your point?
It does related to illegal immigration.

This man escaped from his country where he was a slave. Entered another country illegally. Then entered the UK illegally. He was caught and is now waiting court to see if he qualifies to remain in the country as a refugee.

In the meantime, he is still an illegal immigrant.

Slavery, unfortunately, is still allowed in parts of Africa. One that comes to mind is Ethiopia. A friend of mine, who is an American citizen, said his grandfather owns two slaves.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:26 AM
 
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Exactly. He didn't have to flee the Country to avoid his situation. I believe it's another case of heading to the "land of the free-bies". We must advertise that pretty well.
Slavery in the Modern World — Infoplease.com

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Some are actually forced into slavery upon arrival in America.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:30 AM
 
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There's an awful lot of countries (and some rather imposing bodies of water) to traverse between Niger and the UK..... presumably, once he removes himself from his bad situation in Niger, he could set up shop in any of the dozen or more countries he passed through en route to NW Europe... but chose the UK for some reason. Why?



But, this topic might not be irrelevant in the "illegal immigration" forum.... especially if he qualifies for refugee status or asylum. Then again, the point remains, why the UK? Social benefits?
Civil war and they would not have allowed him to stay. They would have deported him back to his country, only to be killed. He describes watching a lot of violence.

Anyhow, you have to remember that he was a slave and had not even set foot in a city. He was confused about where he was going and where he was being lead to by strangers to helped him get out of his situation.

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Old 05-24-2011, 02:32 AM
 
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I don't get it. So, what happened to the donkey?
Couldn't take it with him in the van. The donkey would not pass the border.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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It does related to illegal immigration.

This man escaped from his country where he was a slave. Entered another country illegally. Then entered the UK illegally. He was caught and is now waiting court to see if he qualifies to remain in the country as a refugee.

In the meantime, he is still an illegal immigrant.

Slavery, unfortunately, is still allowed in parts of Africa. One that comes to mind is Ethiopia. A friend of mine, who is an American citizen, said his grandfather owns two slaves.
Yes, I realize slavery still exists, and he is living illegally in the UK. However, I still do not understand why the OP chose to pose the question: Do the ranters and ravers here have any sympathy for this man? What is the relevance of sympathy in the grand scheme of illegal immigration? I sympathize with all who suffer in this world. However, that certainly does not mean I want all to come to this country and be supported by U.S. taxpayers.

Apparently, the OP either will not or can not explain his/her intent.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Civil war and they would not have allowed him to stay. They would have deported him back to his country, only to be killed. He describes watching a lot of violence.

Anyhow, you have to remember that he was a slave and had not even set foot in a city. He was confused about where he was going and where he was being lead to by strangers to helped him get out of his situation.
Unless you are privy to the particulars of this case, this is simply conjecture. If this story is true, I feel bad for him. However, it is not uncommon for illegal aliens to lie to garner sympathy. After all, they are not known to be paragons of virtue.
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