18 November 2003

saddest quote from a very sad story:

"'We have a law in Germany — and it is coercive and without any scope for discretion — saying that whoever enters Germany without the necessary visa has to go back where they came from,' Dirk Nockemann, the Hamburg interior minister, said in an interview, defending the decision to expel the Oppong sisters.

'I think it is the sovereign right of every state to decide this way," he continued. "I am convinced that other states make the same decisions, especially the United States.'"

yep, especially the united states. good thing we're such enviable role models.