And on the flip side to that, a lot of young Asian women marry any old australian man not realising once they arrive here how trapped they've now become, in a miserable fully-controlled existence. But that's mother thread and by no means applies to the majority of cases such as this one, just an example of how the system can be used to trap people, which I think is very wrong.
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15-03-2014 13:55 #11
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15-03-2014 14:02 #12-
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I'm not one for willy nilly immigration rules... However I feel the same about this as I do regarding the situation our poor kiwi friends find themselves in: you can't let people establish a life here (eg having a kid) then not support them/turf them out of the country in a time of need. It's inhumane.
15-03-2014 17:31 #13
I'm in a position where my children's father won't LET me take my kids out of the country. Forcing me to live here with no path to citizenship, no protection in terms of social welfare and other basic privileges afforded to 'permanent residents'. I'm fortunate to have working rights here.
Their situation is awful all around, I'm just saying it could be (and often is) worse.
15-03-2014 17:47 #14
There's definitely more to this story, right or wrong I'd like to know why and what kind of visa she was on.
Having gone through a de facto visa myself I understand it's tedious and perhaps she was on the wrong visa or expired because I find it hard to believe she'd be kicked out that quickly, there's bridging visas... I was on one for almost a year!
Plus she was here for 8 years... From my understanding she could have gone for citizenship after that long.
15-03-2014 17:50 #15
I really feel for you blessed out, and I really feel for other parents in this situation. I have a friend who moved to a dead-end town (well, a small regional area lets say) where his partner came from and had family around. They had two kids within 3 years immediately after and he worked in a mining job. She left him, and he now can't leave that town. His kids are only still very little so he's basically stuck there. He wouldn't leave his kids anyway, but he feels totally isolated there and has no support network even though he comes from a very supportive family who live interstate.
I honestly feel so much for parents who get trapped like this. You do anything for your kids of course, but it makes life so much harder when you have no choices of your own.
15-03-2014 18:15 #16
15-03-2014 19:06 #17Senior Member
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Article says she was on a fiancée visa. When the relationship ended, she then applied for residency.
15-03-2014 19:43 #18
The paternal grandfather says he's worried about the child being taken to live in South Korea. Why? What's wrong with S Korea? And no comment from the father. Why?
I'm just saying we do not have the information to start making judgements.
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15-03-2014 20:16 #19
Visas cost a lot of money. This may be why she stayed on the de facto visa so long.
15-03-2014 21:50 #20Senior Member
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From memory if you come here on defacto visa you get visa that lasts two years. You can then apply for permanent residency visa. After being permanent for two years you can apply for citizenship. If the relationship ends in that first two years you have to go home, unless it ended due to domestic violence -then you can stay.
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