Amos Yee is deserving of asylum, US Board of Immigration Appeal rules

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The US Board of Immigration Appeal, in agreeing with Immigration Judge Samuel Cole, ruled that Amos Yee is deserving of asylum. Activists familiar with his case in the United States of America say that Amos’ s lawyers are in the process of getting him released from detention.

On March 24, the United States of America’s Immigration Judge, Samuel B. Cole, granted Amos Yee’s asylum application. Judge Cole concluded that the Singapore government persecuted Yee on account of his political opinion, and that Yee is deserving of asylum as a matter of discretion.

The judge considered the Freedom House and the World Press Freedom Index rankings of Singapore for his judgment. He noted that Singapore is indicated as “partly free” in the Freedom House listing, and that World Press Freedom Index listed Singapore at 153 – near bottom of its ranking.

Judge Cole commented on Yee’s convictions in Singapore and said: “Though Yee’s prosecutions may have been legal under Singapore law, they clearly served a ‘nefarious purpose.”

He also noted: “… other people who made disparaging comments about religions, but who were not similarly critical of the Singapore regime avoided prosecution. These included Calvin Cheng and Jason Neo… Both made comments critical of Islam, equating Muslims to terrorists. Neither was charged.”

source: http://www.grossmanlawllc.com/files/ij-decision_media.pdf

The Singapore Government later commented on Judge Cole’s decision and said the US’s decision on Amos’s asylum case will encourage other hate speakers to seek asylum in the USA.

Singapore gov’t cautions granting of asylum to Amos Yee will encourage other hate speakers to seek refuge in USA

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    “other people who made disparaging comments about religions, but who were not similarly critical of the Singapore regime avoided prosecution. These included Calvin Cheng and Jason Neo… Both made comments critical of Islam, equating Muslims to terrorists. Neither was charged.””

    Well done!

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    This boy is smart, he has been planning his escape for years. I think he purposefully does all these to move overseas.

    Maybe he is gay (not saying he is)and is trying to run away from his family?

    Maybe he just wants to find a way to relocate to the us as cheaply as possible and made sure to burn all his bridges so that he cannot go back?

    In any case, he is very loud mouthed and very crass but he is highly intelligent enough to pull this off.

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    Maybe this boy is destine to destroy the juggernaut PAP. Remember David and Goliath. History is repeating itself. I’m waiting to see Amos shoot off his mouth from the US hopefully targetting the PAP. No holds bared slugfest.

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    Amos is very confused or more than his parents. He doesn’t belong to America neither British or Taiwan. He belongs to no mainland or ideology. Fighting of no logical principle

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    The recent pseudo EP must have convinced the US Judge the following claim by lhl is highly deceitful:

    “In our society, which is multiracial and multi-religious, giving offence to another religious or ethnic group, race, language or religion, is always a very serious matter,”

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      It is serious matter no doubt. But did amos speak from a buddhist or christian or islamic or hindu or chinese or malay or indian or “what you have” point of view? He looks at best merely an agnostic. So why should any race or religion take offence? In a word, he did not reslly “other” any of the groups he touched on. He just spoke objectively. And for this, he was persecuted

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    OTHER COUNTRIES’ CITIZENS HV THE GUTS TO EXERCISE THEIR VOTES CORRECTLY TO REFLECT THEIR VOICES AGAINST THEIR “ELECTED GOVT” BUT NOT IN THIS ROTTON SG AT ALL.

    TODAY, THE US IMMIGRATION APPEAL HAS FINALLY GRANTED AMOS YEE THE ASYLUM IN USA. THIS ATTESTS USA FULLY AGREES THAT ROTTON PAP SG’S MEDIA PRESS CONTROL IS A PROBLEM.

    IS THARMAN FOOLING SINGAPOREANS AGAIN?

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10208016794377899&id=1839725545

    I HV NO INTEREST TO BENEFIT ROTTON PAP DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THRU ASEAN OR THRU ANY OTHER COUNTRY AT ALL AND I WANT TO GIVE UP MY SG CITIZENSHIP, REASONS BEING, PLS READ

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10208048538531483&id=1839725545

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    This is not the story of one boy against Goliath. It is the story of this ugly monstrosity called the PAP machinery.

    This Monster may have started out with good intentions and with a few good men. However along the way, twisted by greed and hunger for power, it has evolved to what it is today. Squashing any citizen and squashing any opposition party who gets in its way.

    The story of Amos and his successful asylum appeal is ultimately an indictment of the PAP.

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    Happy for his parents and happy for Singapore. No matter what wrong children have done, parents do not want to see them suffer, unless they commit a humanity crime. He will be free, likely to live on running a website hitting at Singapore and receiving contribution. If his website is worth anything, then the human rights and maybe US agencies will fund him. On another note, Singapore does not need to deal with him. Imagine if he returns, he might claim harassment in NS, shout, cry, etc like a kid. So getting an asylum is good for all. By the way, no countries in the world do not have citizens claiming asylum. Because if there are none, the government must be perfect for everybody. But how do we run public policy like jig saw puzzle, having policies that fit well for everyone of us.

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    Dear President Trump, Singapore does not have billions of dollars to be invested in United States of America to strengthen US economy, like what Malaysia can do. However we are delightfully and respectfully give you our most precious asset, Amos Yee to help you to solve your social discord! Amen.

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    I’m glad he’s getting asylum … he doesn’t deserve to be locked in jail for voicing his opinions. Theresa no freedom of speech in Singapore … it’s always been that way.

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