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Thread: Series of mishaps keeps orphaned Haitian girl from joining adoptive parents in Cana

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    Quote Originally Posted by obiuno View Post
    I don't think that even illegally as this is a question of the rights of small countries to have their laws respected. If this guy shows up in Canada with that child he will have to present valid paperwork that he is her legal guardian. He clearly doesn't have any, so where would that leave him?
    It leaves him without any way to bring this girl to Canada without Canada making a special exception for her. What is the legal precedent for that? He says:

    “We have to leave here. There’s no point in staying,” says Earle. “It’s not a matter of if she’s going to be picked up by immigration officials. It’s when.”
    Looks like he might be moving to Haiti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obiuno View Post
    .......He also mentions "her ID", which is very important since he claims that she's stateless. If she had some ID then she clearly isn't.
    She had ID prior to the earthquake. It's not clear if it was also destroyed in the quake but even if it hadn't been it was revoked by Haiti.

    In 2015 the family encountered yet another hurdle when a new law was enacted that revoked Haitian citizenship for anyone born outside Haiti, even to Haitian parents.

    Earle said Widlene subsequently had her Haitian passport and citizenship stripped, and became stateless in the Dominican Republic, because that country does not grant citizenship by birth on its soil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobrouser View Post
    She had ID prior to the earthquake. It's not clear if it was also destroyed in the quake but even if it hadn't been it was revoked by Haiti.

    Hmm.

    In 2015 the family encountered yet another hurdle when a new law was enacted that revoked Haitian citizenship for anyone born outside Haiti, even to Haitian parents.

    Sounds like Haiti does not want those "extra" people. Where is the world outrage against Haiti for not granting jus sanguinis?

    Earle said Widlene subsequently had her Haitian passport and citizenship stripped, and became stateless in the Dominican Republic, because that country does not grant citizenship by birth on its soil.
    Only 30 of 196 countries grant jus solis. Jus solis is the exception rather than the rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobrouser View Post
    She had ID prior to the earthquake. It's not clear if it was also destroyed in the quake but even if it hadn't been it was revoked by Haiti.
     




    That what he's claiming, but is that believable?  Did the earthquake destroyed his copies of these documents as well?  Supposedly we're talking about his efforts to adopt this child and he's basically saying that he handed over ALL paperwork to the Haitian government and didn't keep a single copy?  




    He's either very incompetent or he's lying.  Which one is it?  Then he said that a law in Haiti revoked citizenship for anyone born in that country.  Have any of you heard or read of any such laws in Haiti?  




    Earle said Widlene subsequently had her Haitian passport and citizenship stripped, and became stateless in the Dominican Republic...



    I assumed that this is the passport that was destroyed in the earthquake, but anyway: if such documents existed then the girl's legal guardian could have applied for amnesty in the D.R., the same way over 200,000 undocumented Haitians did.  




    My guess is that since he's not her legal guardian he couldn't do that and did not contact or couldn't contact her actual legal guardian to do it.  There are simply too many holes in his account. 

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    "It leaves him without any way to bring this girl to Canada without Canada making a special exception for her. What is the legal precedent for that?"
     The only way that Canada would do such a thing was if there was a gross violation of human rights. The biggest danger for this girl right now is to be pick up and deported, and is not even clear if she faces that. 
    Let's assume for the sake of argument that she's at risk of deportation; she's not the only one and if those were grounds for admission into Canada then there's a long list of people in the D.R. that would like to head to Canada as well.
    And there's the small detail that he's not her legal guardian...

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    If you are going to slander someone, then you need to post your complete contact details.

    Full name and contact details in the post.
    Last edited by Robert; 08-26-2017 at 11:21 AM.

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    The sad part, that will manifest much later down the road, is that the girl was taken away from her family. A mother is not the only one who cares for a child, especially in Haitian culture. They could of supported her schooling, food, etc while also keeping her with her natural family. imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by user123 View Post
    As soon as I realized who the guy in the story was I posted a reply saying that Vaden is a scam artist who supports his life in DR by running a charity scam. That was 2-3 days ago but the mods deleted my post. I see a gofundme page coming soon asking for $ for legal fees. Just watch.
    Well, he already raised over $25,000 to get her paperwork right:

    https://www.youcaring.com/widlene-alexis-earle-439169

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bla123 View Post
    The sad part, that will manifest much later down the road, is that the girl was taken away from her family. A mother is not the only one who cares for a child, especially in Haitian culture. They could of supported her schooling, food, etc while also keeping her with her natural family. imo
    That's the thing that bugs me; this guy wrote in his blog that the girl grandmother asked him to take her in, but in this story he said he tracked her down in Haiti and got permission from her father. Which is it? I mean, if the latter is true then he's actually admitting to human trafficking. Even if your intentions are pure, you can't break the law that way.

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    "Maybe I will email The Star to let them know they have been duped into giving this guy publicity. Not sure if the mods for legal reasons are gonna delete this post but this is the truth.
    You'll be wasting your time; any journalist worthy of his/her name would have spotted the inconsistencies in his account from a mile away. Instead they just wrote what he told them; why don't you contact the local authorities? Or maybe the Dominican equivalent of child protection services (CONANI).

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