Immigration Follies; UK Style

From the  misery loves company file:

Here’s the linked story:

A high-flying academic who travels the world as a Government adviser is set to be deported from Britain under ‘barmy’ new visa laws – because she is out of the country more than 180 days a year.

Dr Miwa Hirono, 38, is originally from Japan but has been living in the UK since becoming a lecturer at the University of Nottingham seven years ago.

The world-renowned academic’s work – which helps the UK Government to set foreign policy – requires her to spend long spells working in China and Africa.

Set to be deported: Miwa Hirono with her husband, Peter Trebilco, 61, and one-year-old son Tada, must leave Britain under 'barmy' new visa laws

In 2009 and 2010 she spent around 200 days abroad researching China’s foreign peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

But Home Office immigration laws now state that people working in the UK on a migrant visa cannot be out of the country for more than 180 days each year.

And despite the fact Dr Hirono does research for a Government-funded organisation and her baby son was born in Britain, the Home Office has decided to deport her.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3004399/Academic-travels-world-government-adviser-set-deported-country-visa.html#ixzz3UyHzVflh
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Isn’t it wonderful to know that the cousins are about as screwed up in immigration policy as we are?

There are a few things here, in no particular order

  1. Anchor baby? What’s an anchor baby? Her personal life and well-being is no concern of HM Government. Let’s see, a Japanese mother, an Australian father and an English baby, where do deport that family to? Or do you split them up like the slave traders used to do?
  2. Did you catch that she is a world-class scholar that the university brought in to help their students? On a fellowship, no less.
  3. She was so good that they offered her a permanent job. But screw the students, they don’t need world-class scholars at the University of Nottingham, anyhow. Anybody think understanding the Chinese isn’t going to be important in the next fifty years? Other than the British government, I mean.
  4. She also does work for the government that required her to spend large amounts of time out of the country.
  5. She’s good enough that one of her papers in on the website of HM Embassy in Beijing.
  6. This (so-called) violation took place in 2010.
  7. The law was passed in 2012.

Six and seven are the very definition of an ex post facto law, you do something completely legal, later they pass a law making it illegal and then prosecute you for doing what was legal when you did it. The Brits have a history of this nonsense which is why Article 1 of the US Constitution says plainly in section 9

No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

and in section 10

No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.

I’d guess as a layman, that one could make due process arguments about this with precedents stretching all the way back to Magna Charta as well. It’s why our constitution is so important.

I suppose we should note that the British let in the dregs of all Europe with hardly a whimper, thanks to the European Union, and the fact that Britain is (and always has been) one of the most prosperous countries in Europe. Just like we do, with less cause, on our southern border.

Wow, just wow!

 

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5 Responses to Immigration Follies; UK Style

  1. Immigration was the undoing of the British, as we can now see also in the USA! The West has almost killed itself in so-called freedom! But true Freedom must also have good sense, and always morals! Indeed WOW!

    Liked by 2 people

    • the unit says:

      Hello Faddah Robert, we just have to get learned you know. Hillary said in a recent speech we need adult sleep over camps for fun and get to know us all budder, and what’s they know is gooder for us. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Ike Jakson says:

    Hi Nebraska

    I am not much in Blogging lately because I have to preserve what I have left of my eyesight but I have been doing a few Posts of my own research on Emigration and Immigration, a field that has always interest me, and your one caught my eye so to speak just after I submitted my new one on a rather funny development in Canada.

    Your Post also caught my eye because it is not your normal subject and, yes, it is all rather strange, but the way things are going it is bound to happen because no country in the World seems to have any clear guiding principle or basis for the waves of human migration in or from, all directions around the globe.

    You may read mine which looks at the satirical side of the confusion:

    https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/canada-advises-muslims-to-put-some-pork-on-their-forks/

    IkeJ

    Liked by 2 people

    • NEO says:

      You’re right , of course Ike, i don’t write much on immigration, mostly because our laws are so screwed up by special interests as to make it nearly impossible for a normal person to immigrate,and far too difficult to handle in this format. This one is here simply because it’s such an asinine thing to do, that it hard to believe the Brits let it happen, even our State Department is (usually) a bit better than this.

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  3. Ike Jakson says:

    Hi Nebraska

    I am not much in Blogging lately because I have to preserve what I have left of my eyesight but I have been doing a few Posts of my own research on Emigration and Immigration, a field that has always interest me, and your one caught my eye so to speak just after I submitted my new one on a rather funny development in Canada.

    Your Post also caught my eye because it is not your normal subject and, yes, it is all rather strange, but the way things are going it is bound to happen because no country in the World seems to have any clear guiding principle or basis for the waves of human migration in or from, all directions around the globe.

    You may read mine which looks at the satirical side of the confusion:

    https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/canada-advises-muslims-to-put-some-pork-on-their-forks/

    IkeJ

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