My life has been turned upside down by this new immigration rules

2014-06-26 15:24

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I married my Nigerian husband (who has been in the country for more than 12 years) in February 2014 in a church ceremony in a Western Cape town. The minister who performed the ceremony is a legal official for the Dept of Home Affairs... immediately after our wedding he submitted the documents to the department following procedure.

However we were then a week later called in to be told that our marriage can't be registered as my husband and I did not go to the Home Affairs Dept before we got married. Whilst all this is happening he had been waiting since 2013 for his renewed business plan and every time we followed up on it - results would be pending.

Recently he traveled only to be told that he is not to come back as scheduled for this weekend-as  he is undesirable for the republic. 

Yes this new act is very xenophobic and does not think of the well being of its own people. Surely the minister can not think or believe that making drastic changes like these would reduce the corruption in his department.

Our lives are shaken by this and so will the economy be. And his officials will continue to be corrupt and greedy.

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