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Im Nielsen only speaks Danish but was deported to Thailand with her mother after the Immigration Service argued her stepfather's death severed their ties to Denmark


Im Nielsen speaking to the media before leaving for Thailand yesterday (Screenshot: TV2 Nyheder)

Seven-year-old Im Nielsen and her mother, Suthida Nielsen, flew to Thailand yesterday after Hjørring City Court upheld the Immigration Service’s decision to deport them following the death of Suthida’s Danish husband (Im's stepfather).

Im has lived half her life in Denmark, speaks only Danish, and is enrolled in first grade at Aabybro Skole, but the Immigration Service found that she and her mother’s ties to Thailand were stronger than their ties to Denmark.

The immigration appeals council Udlændingenævnet and Hjørring City Court both agreed that the pair no longer had a valid reason to remain in the country after Im’s stepfather died of cancer.

Im wants to stay
In the airport on their way out of the country, TV2 News interviewed Im about the circumstances of her departure.

“We have to go to Thailand because my father is dead,” Im told TV2 News, adding that she would miss her school and wanted to stay near her grandparents and cousins.

“I don’t have any friends [in Thailand] and I am a bit nervous about going to school and having a hard time,” the seven-year-old said.

Justice Ministry investigating rule change
In a statement to Berlingske, Justice Minister Morten Bødskov (S) said that while the case was tragic, he was unable to intervene in individual cases.

He added that the case had been properly dealt with, after first being assessed by the Immigration Service, subsequently ruled upon by Udlændingenævnet and the Hjørring City Court.

“What I can do is ensure that the rules are fair and therefore, in light of the case, I have asked my civil servants to look at how we in the future can ensure that people who have come to Denmark using family reunification, and have tried to integrate even though they have not been in the country long, don’t lose their residency after the death of their partner,” Bødskov said.

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Seven y/o deported after losing dad to cancer
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

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On Saturday January 4 the 8-years old girl Im and her mother Suthida from Thailand landed in Aalborg airport in Denmark.



They were welcomed by family and friends from their hometown Aabybro, who had arranged a limousine to pick them up, told Danish Broadcast DR.

Mother and daughter were deported from Denmark last year after Im’s step dad and Suthida’s husband died from cancer in 2012. The Danish Immigrant service decided, that their connection to Thailand was bigger than their connection to Denmark, and therefore they had to leave the country on November 10. At that time they had lived in Denmark for four years.

Im and Suthida Nielsen’s story went out in the medias nationwide and created a public demand to let them in again. After that the law was changed retroactively, so that a foreigner’s permission to stay can not be changed because of a spouse’s death.

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Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

 



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