As long as you get your head outside of your limited space once awhile and notice what is taking place as it relates to immigration world-wide this should not be a surprise. For some strange reasons our Jamaicans living outside of the Roc whether it be Europe or elsewhere think they are immune from deportation for whatever excuses they espouse. I do not think it is that difficult to comprehend that all is not well until your immigration status is sorted out. That should be your main priority from the get go. Work permits do not guarantee permission to remain in the country for life. Therefore other means should be looked at in order to guarantee permanent resident status if that is your intent.
How successful have immigration attorneys been in winning cases against deportation orders based on work permits is the question to be asked? For the end result to be deportation is an unfortunate situation. One would have thought Mr Rose would have seen the light from 2012 and make preparations to depart from New Zealand of his own free will rather than to have been deported like a criminal. Deportation has a stigma attached to it. It may mean nothing to Jamaicans then again it appears we have an aversion to enforcing our own laws. Regardless of our spin on matters as such and how we handle ‘name recognition’ or our ever working ‘links’ connection, the same is not said for the Jamaican who is not legal in a ‘foreign’ land.
Our ‘frighten friday’ aura for all beings foreign and welcoming arms allowing easy passage for all and sundry to gain permanent access in this country is a matter we must pay closer attention to. We may require little in granting ongoing renewal of work permits to foreigners, with the eventual permanent resident status. However that does not mean other countries will treat our own in like manner. As great as our athletes are, our music, our food, the things that we say make other Caribbean Islands dislike us, is not enough to seal our fate when it comes on to open access not only to other Caribbean countries, but also to North American, Europe and elsewhere. The sooner we get this into our brains, we surely can reduce the humiliation that deportation brings.
Former Windies cricketer deported from New Zealand
(Jamaica Observer) Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 8:00 AM 41 Comments
The 44-year-old Rose, a fast bowler who played 19 tests and 27 one-day internationals, had lived in New Zealand since 2011 when he was granted a work visa to coach at Auckland University Cricket Club.
His visa expired in 2012 and he worked as a volunteer cricket coach at Auckland schools before being given a deportation order in 2014.
Rose appeared in the Auckland District Court on March 4 and had since been held in Auckland’s Mount Eden Prison. He left Auckland on a flight Tuesday to Jamaica when his last appeal to remain in New Zealand was dismissed by immigration minister Craig Foss.