In the 1500s, Martin Luther had once stated position before God and man. He had declared before the religious courts and peoples of the German speaking lands, "Here I stand."
Luther said this in regards to his beliefs on the Bible, on God, and religious faith and life. Martin Luther is still one of the few world-famous German role models of the last 500 years. In short, he is famous for standing up for what he believed to be the truth and would lead to a more egalitarian world.
Similarly, on October 142009--with the Riad family flying back to Canada--I need to take a stand like Luther and demand that North Americans and other foreigners get a fair shake, in terms of employment, unification of family visas, and access to fair and equal employment visas.
This is why I haven't thrown in the towel on my wife's spousal visa to date. This is why I continue to fight for a change in my extremely restricted work visa.
Please consider standing with me on this and contact the PETITIONS AUSSCUSCH at the Hessen Landtag and ask the state of Hessen to rethink the state's--especially Wiesbaden's and Frankfurt's--visas-issuing practices now and in 2010.
Call or write to:
Vorsitzenderinnen des Petitions Ausschusses
das Hessisches Ministerium des Innern und fÃ¼r Sport,
Postfach 31 76,