My little boy is getting big now

My little boy is getting big now

ben-brittain:

UK Home Office: Kicks out tax-paying, educator
Special Needs Manager Told to Leave U.K
By Benjamin Brittain

'Good guys finish last', goes the saying and now the honest taxpayer are being targeted by the UK Home Office.

Chad Morris, an educator with a highly-specialised skill set, manages the Inclusive Support department at a prestigious West Midlands college. He has a god-son. He has a large network of friends. He has an apartment. You could say his life is in the UK and you’d be right about that. 

But, the Home Office under recent sweeping immigration reforms have decided that people like Chad Morris are unwanted and no longer appropriate for the UK. They say, that because he doesn’t earn over £35,000 (just under) that he should leave the life he’s built and toddle off back to the hole he came from. 

Such a hole, is Texas. As a gay man, Chad reports that he found it difficult  to find his identity in the oppressive and extremely conservative American state. He was bullied and denied what in the U.K would he considered his basic civil liberties. 

Now relatively emancipated from his family, Chad has reported feeling extreme ‘fear’ and ‘anxiety’ at returning to the culture of the deep American South. 

"I’ve finally got my life where I want it to be. Now the Home Office has told me to go. I work hard, I pay taxes, why would they want me to go? My life is here" - Chad

With a god-son here, friends, a prestigious career, I struggle to pin-point the reasoning behind the Home Office’s decision. I am sure you are too. It seems this is the way of immigration here in the U.K now. You will, of course, recall the not so recent Australian systemic therapist received similar unfair news. This lady has resided in the U.K for 9 years, with two masters, has also been told to leave.
 So, what is going on? Are the Home Office rejecting hard-working, highly-skilled, taxpayers? 
Shouldn’t we in fact be celebrating these skilled individuals, who are helping the local community and the local economy? Such injustice seems to be the badge of the Conservative party now, and immigration has now been truly darkened by their policies. At the heart of the ideological war the Conservatives are waging, are humans, real people, like Chad Morris, who while fighting tears, have to leave the home they’ve built and the country they love. 

If you have been affected by Chad Morris’ story please Sign the petition to express your views: 
Like, share and spread the word on Facebook too. 
Chad Morris’ details are: 
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ben-brittain:

UK Home Office: Kicks out tax-paying, educator

Special Needs Manager Told to Leave U.K

By Benjamin Brittain

'Good guys finish last', goes the saying and now the honest taxpayer are being targeted by the UK Home Office.

Chad Morris, an educator with a highly-specialised skill set, manages the Inclusive Support department at a prestigious West Midlands college. He has a god-son. He has a large network of friends. He has an apartment. You could say his life is in the UK and you’d be right about that.

But, the Home Office under recent sweeping immigration reforms have decided that people like Chad Morris are unwanted and no longer appropriate for the UK. They say, that because he doesn’t earn over £35,000 (just under) that he should leave the life he’s built and toddle off back to the hole he came from.

Such a hole, is Texas. As a gay man, Chad reports that he found it difficult to find his identity in the oppressive and extremely conservative American state. He was bullied and denied what in the U.K would he considered his basic civil liberties.

Now relatively emancipated from his family, Chad has reported feeling extreme ‘fear’ and ‘anxiety’ at returning to the culture of the deep American South.

"I’ve finally got my life where I want it to be. Now the Home Office has told me to go. I work hard, I pay taxes, why would they want me to go? My life is here" - Chad

With a god-son here, friends, a prestigious career, I struggle to pin-point the reasoning behind the Home Office’s decision. I am sure you are too. It seems this is the way of immigration here in the U.K now. You will, of course, recall the not so recent Australian systemic therapist received similar unfair news. This lady has resided in the U.K for 9 years, with two masters, has also been told to leave.

So, what is going on? Are the Home Office rejecting hard-working, highly-skilled, taxpayers?

Shouldn’t we in fact be celebrating these skilled individuals, who are helping the local community and the local economy? Such injustice seems to be the badge of the Conservative party now, and immigration has now been truly darkened by their policies. At the heart of the ideological war the Conservatives are waging, are humans, real people, like Chad Morris, who while fighting tears, have to leave the home they’ve built and the country they love.

If you have been affected by Chad Morris’ story please Sign the petition to express your views:

Like, share and spread the word on Facebook too.

Chad Morris’ details are:

Facebook

Twitter

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vicemag:

How Jihadists Are Blackmailing, Torturing, and Killing Gay Syrians
Even between the plush sofas and mood lighting of one of Beirut’s hippest bars, Ram shook with fear as he relived his ordeal. He turned his large green eyes from me to the translator and then back to me again, speaking in a low voice, even though we were the only people in the room.
"I think I was targeted for two reasons: because I’m a Druze, and because I’m gay," he said. "They told us, ‘You are all perverts, and we are going to kill you to save the world.’"
Ram’s nightmare, which unfolded on a hot summer’s afternoon in Damascus, forced the then 19-year-old to flee his home for Beirut, with just a few hundred dollars in his pocket. Even in Damascus, the stronghold of Assad’s regime—where the elite still dance and drink cocktails in exclusive nightclubs—society has broken down into a chaotic quagmire where criminal gangs operate with impunity and radical Islamist groups are strengthening their stranglehold.
Maybe it was only a matter of time before Ram was picked out as a target. He is a Druze—a member of the small religious group that makes up just three percent of the Syrian population—and comes from a wealthy family well known for supporting Assad’s regime. From the beginning of the revolution he had known that these things could put him at risk. But his homosexuality was always a secret between him and his gay friends; he never thought that it could finally force him to flee.
"I got a phone call from my friend," he recalled. "He asked me to come over to his house because he’d lost all his money and he needed my help. I could never refuse him anything, so I went there straight away."
But Ram had walked into a trap.
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vicemag:

How Jihadists Are Blackmailing, Torturing, and Killing Gay Syrians

Even between the plush sofas and mood lighting of one of Beirut’s hippest bars, Ram shook with fear as he relived his ordeal. He turned his large green eyes from me to the translator and then back to me again, speaking in a low voice, even though we were the only people in the room.

"I think I was targeted for two reasons: because I’m a Druze, and because I’m gay," he said. "They told us, ‘You are all perverts, and we are going to kill you to save the world.’"

Ram’s nightmare, which unfolded on a hot summer’s afternoon in Damascus, forced the then 19-year-old to flee his home for Beirut, with just a few hundred dollars in his pocket. Even in Damascus, the stronghold of Assad’s regime—where the elite still dance and drink cocktails in exclusive nightclubs—society has broken down into a chaotic quagmire where criminal gangs operate with impunity and radical Islamist groups are strengthening their stranglehold.

Maybe it was only a matter of time before Ram was picked out as a target. He is a Druze—a member of the small religious group that makes up just three percent of the Syrian population—and comes from a wealthy family well known for supporting Assad’s regime. From the beginning of the revolution he had known that these things could put him at risk. But his homosexuality was always a secret between him and his gay friends; he never thought that it could finally force him to flee.

"I got a phone call from my friend," he recalled. "He asked me to come over to his house because he’d lost all his money and he needed my help. I could never refuse him anything, so I went there straight away."

But Ram had walked into a trap.

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tyleroakley:

God is so good to us.

OMG. COULD YOU EVEN IMAGINE?!

OMG. COULD YOU EVEN IMAGINE?!