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Deportation of man raised in Ireland a terrible decision

Patslatt1

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Irish Independent article today "Soccer star fails to block deportation to Nigeria" reports on the deportation after a High Court appeal.
Anybody who has lived in a multicultural society that Ireland is becoming would realise the deportation order was a terrible decision even if the defendant deserved harsh punishment. His punishment should take place in Ireland where he was raised from childhood.
The defendant who had committed a serious crime was raised in Ireland from age seven. His time here means he is an Irish person who is no longer a Nigerian culturally.
In multicultural societies such as the USA, Canada and high immigration cities like London, it is remarkable how quickly young immigrants adopt the culture of the host country. As a rule of thumb, an immigrant to the USA melting pot society who arrives at age 15 or before quickly becomes culturally American through the influence of High School. Between age 16 and 18, the chance of becoming culturally American is maybe 50/50. Many Irish who emigrated even as late as their twenties became culturally American.
Some may think that Ireland isn't a melting pot society but I've heard of young people who became culturally Irish in just a few years.
The defendant as an Irishman would likely find Nigeria completely alien. The justice minister should revoke the deportation order.
 


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Indo didn't say. The nature of the crime is irrelevant as the punishment should take place in Ireland.
Well there are others online who have said it was. I don't agree that someone who does that should get asylum. And even if they did - they certainly shouldnt be playing professional football. After the recent trial it would not necessarily be helpful to the reputation of Irish sport.
 
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Indo didn't say.
high court judgment says
4. However, on 31 October 2014, the applicant appeared for sentence before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on a plea of guilty to three separate charges comprising two counts of attempted defilement of a child under the age of 17 years, contrary to s. 3(2) of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006, and one count of sexual assault, contrary to s. 2 of the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990. The convictions relate to incidents that occurred on two separate dates in March 2010 involving the same injured party. The applicant was sentenced to a concurrent term of two years’ imprisonment on each of those counts, but those sentences were each suspended for a period of three years on condition of good behaviour.

5. As the applicant acknowledges in an affidavit that he swore in these proceedings on 27 October 2017, he was one of six persons convicted of sexual offences arising out of various incidents involving the same 14-year-old complainant that occurred in February and March 2010, when the applicant was 16 years old.
 

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The article says that he failed to turn up for deportation so is likely still in Ireland or some say Vietnam and signed up to play there ? .Deportation Irish style and scot free .
 
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Irish Independent article today "Soccer star fails to block deportation to Nigeria" reports on the deportation after a High Court appeal.
Anybody who has lived in a multicultural society that Ireland is becoming would realise the deportation order was a terrible decision even if the defendant deserved harsh punishment. His punishment should take place in Ireland where he was raised from childhood.
The defendant who had committed a serious crime was raised in Ireland from age seven. His time here means he is an Irish person who is no longer a Nigerian culturally.
In multicultural societies such as the USA, Canada and high immigration cities like London, it is remarkable how quickly young immigrants adopt the culture of the host country. As a rule of thumb, an immigrant to the USA melting pot society who arrives at age 15 or before quickly becomes culturally American through the influence of High School. Between age 16 and 18, the chance of becoming culturally American is maybe 50/50. Many Irish who emigrated even as late as their twenties became culturally American.
Some may think that Ireland isn't a melting pot society but I've heard of young people who became culturally Irish in just a few years.
The defendant as an Irishman would likely find Nigeria completely alien. The justice minister should revoke the deportation order.
1. Do you have proof that he is culturally Irish?

2. Was the decision to deport him legal? If so, why do you claim that it was a terrible decision?
 

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The physical danger of a convicted sex offender (and now it turns out there were 5 others involved) is of far greater concern to most people than the philosophical argument over multiculturalism.

Its very disturbing to see judges suspending and making concurrent sentences for sexual offences against children. While the Irish courts have a reputation for leniency, some judges have been tougher on sex offenders.
 

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Well there are others online who have said it was. I don't agree that someone who does that should get asylum. And even if they did - they certainly shouldnt be playing professional football. After the recent trial it would not necessarily be helpful to the reputation of Irish sport.
Asylum is for foreign refugees. This man has an ironclad claim to be Irish,regardless of legal stupidity.
 

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Found guilty of a serious sexual crime but played for ,I think, three L. O. I clubs. Paddy Jackson was acquited by a jury after just 45 minutes deliberation but had to leave the country to find work. Where were the feminazis?
As also seen in Sweden, the Feminist Left will always put ethnicity before gender in the solidarity stakes if forced to choose.
 

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I think he has forfeited any such claim by his actions.
He deserved to be punished in Ireland.
Deportation of a person raised in Ireland from age seven to Nigeria, a really tough third world country like Ireland was in the early 20th century, is extremely cruel and culturally boorish. Nigeria should refuse to take him back.
 


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