Cancer diagnosis prevents deportation of migrant worker from Jordan

Ministry of Interior
(Photo: Jordan News)

AMMAN — The daughter of an Arab migrant worker who was diagnosed with cancer and was set to have been deported, filed a complaint with the National Center for Human Rights (NCHR), which resulted in a decision from the Minister of Interior to cancel the deportation order.اضافة اعلان

The NCHR greatly valued the minister’s decision to cancel the deportation on humanitarian grounds. The daughter pleaded for her father to stay and said that his cancer diagnosis followed a decision to expel him from Jordanian territory.

The NHCR addressed the minister in an official letter that included the complaint filed and its humanitarian dimensions. It also communicated with all concerned parties regarding this issue, until a decision was issued to cancel the deportation decision issued against the Arab migrant and his son on the same humanitarian grounds.

In a statement, the NHCR said that it "appreciates the rapid response of the Minister of Interior to this case and his issuance of a decision to cancel the deportation of the aforementioned (migrant)."

It is worth mentioning that the NHCR receives all complaints and deals with them based on its legal mandate under Law No. (51) of 2006, which puts it in charge of following up and monitoring the human rights situation in the Kingdom.

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