Discussion in 'African American History Culture' started by panafrica, Oct 11, 2005.
Spain reviews migrant deportation
I´m currently in Spain visiting my wife´s family, and news of Africans being deported have dominated headlines. On nightly and morning news programs, images of Africans crying while being handcuffed and loaded on buses are vivid in my mind. I can´t feel anything but heartbreak for these people. I am particularly sad for them because my wife´s family were also African refugees.
This forum has recently been criticized for not having solutions to Africa´s problems (and for avoiding discussions about Africa´s problems). Therefore I´d like to know who has an idea about how help can be provided for these Africans being deported back to their countries to face possible retaliation?
These are the types of stories/situations I type up doing my transcription work, only they are in America not Spain.
A. what do you mean by retaliation?
B. can we get together some type of food/clothing or money donation here at destee and send it to these people?
A. What I mean by retaliation is exactly that, some "might" face punishment upon their return. I say might, because I don´t know if they will or won´t. I know that if my father in-law was returned to Equatorial Guinea from Spain he would have been jailed or killed (probably both). I believe most of these people are just fleeing poverty, so they may not face retaliation upon their return.
B. I´d love to do that, but 1st we´d have to find out who exactly these people are. For now they are just faces on a TV screen, and a story in the newspaper.
That is crazy!
We can talk to some local churches and mosques, the one's that have over 500 members, and ask the pastors and Imams to have their congregations write their local congressman. Maybe start collecting food and clothes as you suggest.
I'm gonna look into having some fliers printed up and have them posted in my area.
I think there are about at least a half dozen African countries that need immediate help, like Niger, Congo, Sudan, Mauritania, Angola, and several others I can't name off the top of my head.
It's a start though.
Yes it is a start, let me know if you need assistance.
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