Tsering Hoping A Final Bid To Save His Deportation From New Zealand

Tsering Dorjee, a Tibetan man who is facing deportation from New Zealand over Immigration New Zealand’s dissatisfaction to believe his marriage to Dunedin woman as genuine is now hoping for a final bid that could save him from deportation. The period of 42 days given by the immigration authorities to convince them ends on Decomeber 20, just after few days.

Tsering Dorjee a Tibetan refugee met his wife, a Dunedin woman Patricia Goldsmith, in India. July last year. The couple married weeks later on August 5. Later they came to New Zealand after Mr. Tsering was granted an interim visa.

The immigration officials had made an unexpected visit to the couple On October 3 morning at their Dunedin home around 7am to 8am to investigate their living arrangements and question them. Due to small number of items belonging to the wife found at the apartment had made the official question the elements of ”credibility, genuine partnership and stable partnership” in the couple’s relationship.

Thuten Kesang, Honorary Secretary of the New Zealand Liaison Office of Tibet also wrote a letter to the INZ seeking assistance to the Tibetan man Mr. Tsering Dorjee by supporting that after his inspection of all their documents, found them to be legally married couple in the eyes of India system last week.

They are also said to have hosted a reaffirmation ceremony of their marriage in Dunedin last weekend. However, their final bid to save him from deportation as they are also asking remains in the Minister of Immigration’s hand to allow his stay in the discretion of his authority.

“Under section 61 of the Immigration Act, the Minister has power to grant a visa to anyone unlawfully in New Zealand, at the Minister’s absolute discretion.” said a report in the Otago Daily Times.

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  • December 15, 2017 at 11:05 am

    The limited clothes for me (Patricia) consisted of: 11 jackets, 5 pairs of jeans, 16 tops, 5 leggings, 2 shirts, 3 cardigans, 5 pairs of shoes, 10 pairs of socks, a party dress, a skirt, 4 scarves, 2 hats. The statements made by the immigration officers were false. I was accused of not living at the apartment with Dorjee, however it has been my mother’s apartment for 30 years. This was a lie. All the neighbours wrote letters to say this, plus lots of relatives. My car was in the car park every night and Dorjee can’t drive. The visa application was so good, the lawyer said it was one of the best he has ever seen. It included 100% proof of a genuine marriage, including around 500 photos, lawyers letters, affidavits, Tibetan government letters and many other legal documents. The application consisted of around 150 pages of proofs including lifestyle stories, a timeline, daily activities etc.
    Everything happening to us is just persecution, because Dorjee is Tibetan. It started in Delhi when a young Indian lady at immigration decided she didn’t like Dorjee because he was Tibetan. She wrote bad things about us. This was then on our record.
    I have travelled all over the world and have never seen such corruption as this, right in my own country. I am ashamed to be a New Zealander. We are innocent. Fight for the truth!!
    Save New Zealanders!! Save Tibet!! Patricia


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