She spent years in solitary confinement.
"I know that there are unlucky women who disappeared after trying to escape."
Becoming a refugee in the United States wasn't a happy choice; it was painful choice I was pushed to take because all the other options are horrifying.
The Hong Kong government rejected the families' refugee requests last week.
Most newcomers claimed asylum at the Vancouver airport.
They face persecution in Hong Kong.
"We are now the beacon of hope for desperate refugees."
What I would love to see is for the Canadian embassy to simply issue a travel visa so that my relatives and wife can claim refugee status and/or seek asylum there. This way, Canada can at least give them a chance to live instead of them being sent to Syria as we all know about the tragedies that are occurring there and the terrorist activities that are taking place. It's definitely is unethical for me to run away and return to Canada while my wife and relatives are deported to Syria. If Canada allows my relatives to seek asylum in Canada, I will ensure their safety and comfort in Canada and cover all financial costs.
The Pope cited Mother Teresa, the European-born nun who cared for the poorest in India.
Germany is witnessing an unprecedented surge of asylum-seekers this year, with the number of migrants expected to reach 800,000 this year.