In 2001, Vivian Alvarez Solon was unlawfully removed to the Philippines after an immigration officer wrongly presumed she was a sex slave and an illegal immigrant. A social worker discovered her on the streets, physically injured and apparently destitute. Solon told immigration officers she was an Australian citizen and that she wanted to stay in the country, but she was removed to the Philippines. Solon filed a lawsuit against the country for wrongful deportation. The Australian Immigration Minister said the compensation sum was confidential, but 'The Age' believes Solon was awarded $4.5 million. (Dec-01-06) [THE AGE: WRONGFUL DEPORTATION]
Legal HelpIf you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no cost or obligation, please click the link below.
Published on Dec-5-06
READ MORE Immigration Settlements and Legal News