Refugee alleges forced deportation without proper screening

Post Date: Jul 24th, 2015 | Categories: Crime, Detention, Immigration, Rejection | COMMENT

On 23 July 2015, Vision First was contacted by a member who alleges that Immigration deported him to Nepal with questionable tactics, prior to the commencement or completion of USM screening. 

The conversation below, edited for clarity, raises a host of troubling questions:

  1. Why was the refugee jailed for illegal entry after 2 years on bail?
  2. Why does the refugee complain that Immigration officers “forced me” to sign documents?
  3. Why was the refugee threatened with imprisonment if he didn’t sign?
  4. Why didn’t Immigration translate and provide copies of such documents?
  5. Why wasn’t the USM screening completed, if commenced at all?
  6. If a USM Notice of Decision was issued, why wasn’t a copy given to the refugee?
  7. Why didn’t an interpreter translate the Notice to the refugee?
  8. Why was the refugee denied the right to appeal?
  9. How did the assigned duty lawyer defend the refugee?
  10. Did the duty lawyer ensure a high standard of fairness?

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Refugee claims ImmD forced deporation