- Posted May 30, 2012 by
Stranded stateless United States resident desperately needs help. Petitioning UNHCR and US Government
Stranded stateless United States resident for 16 years needs urgent help from the United States Government and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
"It's hard for people to understand what others are going through unless they got into same shoes. My problem besides my immigration issues is the climate here. It's unbearable. Too humid and hot. The hit is killing me here. My body is temperature sensitive, my mood swings constantly, I get into depression easily. Most of the time is hard to breath as there is hardly wind comes through. The house they confined me into does not have air condition either. It is real torture I am going through, that's why I constantly think about suicide. My skin on my toes started to fell apart, my foot swallows. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and United States officials don't understand that and keep violating international human rights. I asked United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to please help me to get me back to the US or relocate me to Europe as I know most European Union countries signed and ratified the United Nations convention related to stateless people but I am not getting much replies from them. I hope the humanitarian parole will be granted but we need to come up with plan B". Mikhail Sebastian
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We urge Amnesty International, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United States Government, European Council for Human Rights, Congress of the United States, Senate of the United States to solve the issue of stateless United States resident who stuck on United States territory of American Samoa and desperately seeks help. If we fight for human rights in China and mass murder and human rights violation in Syria we should not ignore the human rights violation in our soil and act promptly, find compassion and humanitarian approach to resolve the issue of stateless people in the United States.
Please spread this news to push our top officials to act on this matter as soon as possible.