Actually I am desperate for some political help in Canada.
If you are in Canada and want to help, send me email for how to do it.
Anyplace else, a email of a few lines asking my local Member of Parliament to help keep me in Canada would be highly appreciated. My MP is Lloyd St Amand, his email is firstname.lastname@example.org And please send me a blind cc. If you want to spread this to other places/list, please do.
I got turned down on my refugee claim an incredible 10 months after the last hearing.
So at this point I am a "failed refugee." The only thing that can keep me from being deported to the US on short notice is an appeal to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Her office gets 15,000 letters a week so it takes a well known case to reach the level where it gets attention.
Now you say, being deported to the US isn't so bad. Well in my case it is. Here is testimony from May 13, 2004. A Toronto cop is being quizzed by my lawyer about events when I came here three and a half years ago (Robert K Schwarz is the deputy DA who prosecuted the case against me with the help of former Mafia lawyer Eliot Abelson.)
Q. I don't think you need to go into that. I think we're all aware of that. Did Mr. Schwarz did you ask him if he was going to take any steps to extradite Mr. Henson? A. Yes, I did. Q. And he responded that he wasn't? A. He said the State of California would not extradite Mr. Henson from Canada, however, if Mr. Henson was found to be in another State, such as New York, then they would probably proceed with extradition requests from New York. Q. I see. But he made it clear to you that they have no intention to try to extradite him from Canada? A. It came down to a matter of cost, dollars and cents. Q. He wasn't candid enough to admit that they couldn't extradite him from Canada? A. No. He just said that the State of California would not extradite Mr. Henson from Canada-- Q. I see. A. -- because of the cost.Of course scientology would be footing the bill.
Someone who has been sentenced does not have to be extradited, they can just be kidnapped by bounty hunters or taken by cops. That's what happened to Tom Padgett in Road Island. And cult agents have made fairly clear public threats on a.r.s that I would not survive jail.
Thumbnail background here.
and in too much detail here:
And if anyone wants to read the whole transcript, ask and I will try to get it up on a web site or email you a copy.