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Woman faces deportation after 27 years

Old Mar 2nd 2017, 6:35 pm
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To be honest if the information given to solicit funds on the gofundme page is not correct, it may be that the funds would be seen to have been gained through false representation.
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Old Mar 2nd 2017, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by HKG3 View Post
According to the BBC article in BiP's post, she has been trying to move back to the UK since 2003, I would think another six months is not that long if she can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Nothing that's happened so far indicates that she intends to actually follow the correct visa process.
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Old Mar 2nd 2017, 11:50 pm
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Originally Posted by michali View Post
VERY interesting! And yet, because of the dramatic media coverage, there is now £52,000 in her gofundme account!
A fool and his money...
Just shows how many ppl have spare money to throw away. Not only that. They believe anything the press writes.
GoFundMe will do nothing unless somebody reports a fraud.

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Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
Nothing that's happened so far indicates that she intends to actually follow the correct visa process.
Well following the process she did, hasn't worked too well for her so far, unless you count the £52,000 she has in the bank.

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Default Re: Woman faces deportation after 27 years

Originally Posted by michali View Post
VERY interesting! And yet, because of the dramatic media coverage, there is now £52,000 in her gofundme account!
Bloody hell! What's the fund raising for michali, do you know? She can't be expecting to appeal and win, she was here illegally. For a long time.
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Old Mar 3rd 2017, 2:16 am
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Here it is! https://www.gofundme.com/bringirenehome
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Originally Posted by michali View Post
And her goal is £65,000! WTF! ..... Is she planning on flying back to the UK, when she gets a visa, in a private jet?
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Old Mar 3rd 2017, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by Thairetired2016 View Post
A fool and his money...
Just shows how many ppl have spare money to throw away. Not only that. They believe anything the press writes.
GoFundMe will do nothing unless somebody reports a fraud.
It is also possible that the donors understand the issues just as well as you do, but disagree with the UK's immigration laws, and feel sympathy for the lady and her family.

Sympathy and empathy are remarkably absent from this rather dispiriting thread. It's a relief that callousness is not the only response.

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It is also possible that the donors understand the issues just as well as you do, but disagree with the UK's immigration laws, and feel sympathy for the lady and her family.

Sympathy and empathy are remarkably absent from this rather dispiriting thread. It's a relief that callousness is not the only response.
I have a lot of sympathy for the 2,500 odd people who had been duped into donating money to this woman's 'cause' by bare faced lies, the children who grew up largely without their mother and the Home Office who have now been vilified for enforcing the law which she had 20 years to comply with and chose not to.
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Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
I have a lot of sympathy for the 2,500 odd people who had been duped into donating money to this woman's 'cause' by bare faced lies, the children who grew up largely without their mother and the Home Office who have now been vilified for enforcing the law which she had 20 years to comply with and chose not to.
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Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
I have a lot of sympathy for the 2,500 odd people who had been duped into donating money to this woman's 'cause' by bare faced lies, the children who grew up largely without their mother and the Home Office who have now been vilified for enforcing the law which she had 20 years to comply with and chose not to.
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And just an FYI for those who are saying contact GoFundMe.... GoFundMe doesn't care about why a fundraiser is set up or who uses the money for what. Especially if it's in a country other than the US.
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Originally Posted by Thairetired2016 View Post
A fool and his money...
Just shows how many ppl have spare money to throw away. Not only that. They believe anything the press writes.
GoFundMe will do nothing unless somebody reports a fraud.
Even if someone reports a fraud GoFundMe does nothing unless police get a warrant. The person who set up the fund for my son's funeral stole the money and the police here in Western Australia were useless and GoFundMe were even more useless.
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Even if someone reports a fraud GoFundMe does nothing unless police get a warrant. The person who set up the fund for my son's funeral stole the money and the police here in Western Australia were useless and GoFundMe were even more useless.
That is awful! I am so sorry to hear about your experience. I would certainly not contact gofundme in this or any other instance, or encourage others to do so. It is up to people how they spend their money. I was merely providing the link and pointing out the apparent discrepancies between the gofundme appeal and the reports we are hearing of the actual consequence of events. I still have compassion for the manner in which she was deported but, sadly, it does appear she brought that upon herself. I also have compassion for the thousands of applicants who, for some minor detail or inability to meet the financial requirements, sometimes by only a few pounds, are rejected and forced to live apart from their loved ones. These very rarely make the news. But we understand, from being members of immigration forums, how devastating it is to be rejected.

Our immigration laws are tough, just as those in other countries. Having been through the stress of two applications in the past three years, where you cannot leave one applicable box unticked without the risk of being refused, I know all about it!
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The person who set up the fund for my son's funeral stole the money
What a lowlife arsehole. So sorry to hear that happened Dorothy xx
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And her goal is £65,000! WTF! ..... Is she planning on flying back to the UK, when she gets a visa, in a private jet?
The £65,000 goal is rather modest -

1) You will need £62,500 in a bank account for six moths in order to satisfy the UK spouse visa financial requirement.

2) UK visa fees and immigration health surcharge

3) one way airline ticket from Singapore to the UK

I don't think she will have much money left over after achieving all of the above.
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