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They Took My Wife by JamesFlynn23 They Took My Wife by JamesFlynn23
With the new immigration laws possibly coming to fruition

in Australia, every person wanting to live in this country

has the speak a certain amount of english aswell as pass

a test about Australias History and way of life. For Dave

Brennan this issue hits close to home. His wife was taken

from him and sent back to her home country. Dave was

not happy at all and pleaded with the officials that she

had the right to be here.

Since this image was taken his wife has been sent back to

him, but only for 2 years, then her VISA expires. This

continues to worry Dave and is naturally upset, i mean

who wouldnt be.
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NattyPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
It is such a moving picture, but there are laws for reasons. I also agree, being an Australian citizen, that basic (at least) English is needed, and should be included in the citizenship test. Such is life.
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww that is sad.
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rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009   Digital Artist
This is really disturbing. When did governments get the right to interfere in the marriages of their citizens? My son is in the process of bringing his fiancee over here from India. It has cost thousands of dollars, so far, to file the paperwork and hire an immigration attorney. I have a Sioux friend, whose Mexican husband has to hide as an illegal immigrant in order to stay in this country to help raise their children. The INS decided that he had no good reason to be in this country.
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
this is just as heartrending today as when I first saw it months ago.

this could be a classic shot from the now defunct Life magazine or from National Georgraphic.

It's brilliant and aching.
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JamesFlynn23 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Thanks mate :D
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AsHaCaT Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007   Photographer
Agree, its a stong and powelfull picture.. his eyes... can read the sad story on it :(

I hope this 2 years will be much more :hug:
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JamesFlynn23 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Thankyou for your comment :)
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StrayedMusician Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Absolutely powerful and stunning.
Heartfelt, really.
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JamesFlynn23 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Thanks for your kind comment :)
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StrayedMusician Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
You are most welcome.

:hug:
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