It's not like I don't feel for herphaisan;347009 said:Things aren't as black and white as you state, granted I didn't tell you all the facts.
Gaining proper residence isn't easy, especially for someone who only finished primary school and doesn't understand the system or the language (and listens to NZ Thai's to much), the lady in question has been controlled and abused (physically) by her NZ husband for the last 10+ years because he knew she couldn't (or more accurately wouldn't) go to the police.
Going to the police/immigration would mean being deported with the possibility of never seeing her kids again.
It took her a long time to convince her and for her get the courage to go to them for help.
Yes they deported her, but because she came forward, was upfront and honest about everything, paid for her return fare to Thailand, (all things most people wouldn't understand that are important) they didn't ban her from applying for a valid visa and returning.
She understands she did the wrong thing, but dug a whole so deep she didn't know how to get out.
But you have to have strict immigration rules or people will abuse the system
They do anyway and I know a lot of Thais that do so in Canada
My wife and I are immigrants to Canada, she has a 10yr visa to the US
And we are diligent in following the procedures
And as I said......when people don't, it makes it that much harder for others in the future