Deportation to or from anywhere is an unfortunate situation, not for the individual or people in question but for the family or families they are forced to leave behind.
In 2017, for instance, almost 7,000 Ghanaian migrants were faced with deportation, 1000’s to Nigeria and other african countries as well
This year as well over 600 Ghanaians are believed to have been deported leaving their families and loved ones all in pain.
No one is challenging or arguing that if someone doesn’t have the correct legal documents or commits an offense, they should not receive punishment.
What baffles some people is the fact that when some Africans are deported, they are not treated with dignity.
Some are always frustrated that because they were not prepared enough, they find it very difficult to settle in. Especially for people who have not been back where they were originally born for a years.
The Ghanaian case above is not unique. There are so many cases all over the world.
Take Brazilian/American immigrant Paul Fernando Schreiner’s case for instance.
Paul Fernando Schreiner is a Brazilian born American immigrant that suffered surprising deportation in the hands of the U.S. Immigration after living in the country for almost all the days of his life. The 36-year-old was sent back home in June 2016 and his situation has raised a lot of eyebrows ever since then.
Aged 5, he was adopted by a U.S. family in an attempt to give him a bright future. Paul Schreiner has lived in the United States for another 30, consecutive years.
Ever since last year June, the man has been struggling to cope with the new life in a Portuguese-speaking nation.
He can only speak in English. That isn’t his only worry as he highlighted the challenges he’s facing in Brazil. He claimed that the recipe and the unusual heavy, dense air in Rio de Janeiro are intolerable compared to the tasty food and the dry heat of Phoenix.
Where he lived before being deported. He’s a fan of American football, and in Brazil, soccer is a there game. He highlighted that as one of the things making his stay in the shores of Brazil miserable.
From the look of things, he can’t even be issued with a passport, because the documents he holds now hasn’t got enough details. Just his middle name
Schreiner’s sadly said He shouldn’t have to suffer a second time.” Schreiner was reportedly convicted when he was 21 for allegedly raping a minor
And believed to have spent eight years in prison only to be arrested again after getting used to life after prison.
He had started working and was trying to get his life together when the ICE apprehended him for violation of Child Citizenship Act of 2000
Home country governments should help those who are deported to settle in till they get on on their feet would be a great idea.
Other that, the question is, where does one do go from here?