Friday, September 30, 2005

Save Regina.

Check out this website.

It gives details on a woman from the Congo who is living an upright life in the Milwaukee area. She was opposed to the Congo govt and spent time in prison over there (the descriptions I see make Abu Ghraib look like a holiday). She and her husband started a family and were in the process of purchasing a house when she was told they needed new work permits.

In the process of obtaining those permits it was discovered her petition for asylum was rejected. In their usual diplomatic way she was notified that she was to be deported back to the Congo. It sounds like she will get a welcome reception of about five riflemen upon her return.

As you all may know my wife and I have worked with the USCIS (formerly known as the INS) and have not had any serious or even mid-level problems but our case did not have the asylum factor to contend with.

Ms. Bakala according to her bio has been leading a life worthy of emulation by all of us. She should be allowed to stay.