Immigration Minister: don’t deport 4 year old daughter to face female genital mutilation
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My world has been shattered - my wife and 4 year old daughter, an Aussie citizen, have been given three weeks to leave the country. They’re being sent to Ghana and a tribe who still practice female genital mutilation.
By deporting my girls, the Government is condoning violence against women. Amy is only 4, an Aussie citizen, she attends school here and has no knowledge of life in Africa. She’s never even been there to visit.
What’s worse is it’s all because of a simple mistake on the visa application. Now my wife’s permanent partner visa has been rejected. Now my family is being torn apart.
The Immigration Department has left us with a cruel decision - leave our baby girl without her mum. Or send her to Ghana, where she’ll face female circumcision.
My wife had to flee her community in Ghana to protect herself from this cruel practice. She was lucky enough to escape - but her mum and sister were both victims. They’re living evidence of the danger my girls will face.
It’s not a decision any parents should have to make. So I am begging you - please sign to support help our family stay together and stop this cruel deportation.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton can’t be this heartless to send a 4 year old Aussie kid to face this horrific, dangerous practice.
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