Public email from Germar Rudolf
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Germar Rudolf, somewhere in Mexico, Feb. 21, 2011
Dear friends, dear supporters:
Ever since I left England end of August last year, I've basically kept radio silence, for which I ask for understanding and forgiveness. I owe you my gratitude for your continued moral and in a few cases also generous financial support, which are very important to me.
Please permit me to tell you about my late odyssey, which might make it understandable why contact has been severed for the past six months.
On August 31 I traveled to Latin America hoping that my application for permanent legal residence in the US ("greencard"), which I had filed in late 2009, would soon be adjudicated positively, so that I could join my wife and daughter in the U.S.
As a reminder: When I was arrested and deported from the U.S. in November 2005, I was banned to return to the U.S. for five years. My motion to have this ban lifted early, which I had filed in the summer of 2009, has not been decided to this day. Although my application for a "greencard" was processed by the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, in April 2010, it was not finally adjudicated due to the still pending ban. I was told to get in touch with the consulate after the ban had either been lifted or expired. Since the ban expired in mid November 2010, I traveled to northwest Mexico in expectation of a decision.
On getting in touch, the consulate informed us on Nov. 15, 2010, that they would need five workdays to finally adjudicate my application, after which they would get in touch.
Since we still hadn't heard anything after eight workdays, we inquired again. In early Decem-ber 2010 we were told that there had been a delay due to a change of staff. They apologized and promised to wrap up the case within the next 14 days at the latest.
After two more weeks we again had heard nothing from the consulate. Repeated inquires remained unanswered. As a result, Christmas for the Rudolf family fell through. I spent it separated from my family in Mexico…
End of December 2010 the consulate finally got back to us and apologized once more for the long delay, yet explained this time that the case was so complicated that they could not even give an estimate as to how long it will take to adjudicate it. A formal inquiry filed shortly afterwards about the state of affairs revealed in early February that my application is no longer dealt with by the consulate in Frankfurt, but that it is now in Washington, where it is subjected to lengthy security screenings.
Considering that I have been an open book to the U.S. authorities ever since my asylum case was initiated in 2000, nothing justifies this lengthy "security screening." After careful consideration and intensive consultation we therefore decided to go back to court. On January 31, 2011, we filed a "Writ of Mandamus" against the U.S. government, asking a Federal Court to force the government to render a decision. The government has 60 days to respond to this suit, after which the court will either dismiss the case in lack of jurisdiction or will decide it rather quickly (assuming that water doesn't flow uphill…). By the end of April/early May we hope to know more about our future. However, all the court can do is force the U.S. government to decide somehow. In case this happens, we now expect them to turn down my application for some bogus reason.
Since my Mexican tourist visa waiver will expire end of February, I have to leave the country. I will temporarily live with friends in Central America. Should there be no silver lining at the horizon by the end of April/early May, I will return to Europe. Since I am prohibited to be a spouse to my wife and a father to my daughter, I will at least be a father to the children from my first marriage by temporarily returning to Germany.
Meanwhile my wife prepares herself morally to leave the U.S. permanently this coming summer. She can no longer bear the stress of a career, of raising our daughter as a single mother and of running a household without any support. We will probably settle permanently in England, provided that my wife obtains a permission to immigrate. For this I have to prove according to British law that I am capable of supporting my family – which I cannot do currently, as I am formally seen homeless and jobless.
Marital and family bliss are apparently meant only for rich people in England… I've been out of prison for more than one and a half year now , but I am still separated from wife and child, with no end in sight. It feels like I am still a prisoner. (Not to mention that my lawyer bill for January alone amounted to 7,701 US dollars straight.)
You can imagine how I feel
Since I will probably be traveling during the next three months, email is the only realistic way of contacting me.
If you want to support my family and me financially, you can find details below about how this can be done.
With kind regards
Account holder:Germar Rudolf
Bank name:HSBC Bank
Bank address: 94 Terminus Road
Eastbourne BN21 3ND