Thursday, April 13, 2006

Immigration Idiocy!

Not here, how about that! Just picked up this story:
Britain's Court of Appeal has rejected the British government's attempt to stop an Australian terror suspect from seeking British citizenship.

The suspect, David Hicks, is being held at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Hicks' mother was born in Britain and he has sought British citizenship hoping London would secure his release from Guantanamo, as it did for several British nationals held there.
Source: Global Security - Court Backs Guantanamo Inmate's Bid for British Citizenship

When the Empress was filling out all sorts of INS forms for her residency application one of them was a questionnaire on one's background. All the expected questions were there such as have you been convicted of serious crimes, drug running, were you involved with executing the Holocaust, and the like. Of course a positive answer to any of those would be enough for an application denial and giving false answers would be further grounds for deportation if you were found out.

As we know people have been deported after many years of living in the USA for not being up front with their background. Here we have a case of a guy who was captured fighting on behalf of the Taliban against US and other allied forces and the British don't have the stomach to summarily reject his citizenship application? Oh well, why should I be surprised the Taliban's mouthpiece is a Yale student. I have an idea, why doesn't Hicks run for Parliament as well?