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Pakistani born gay man to be deported on his birthday despite Australian partner

in AUSTRALIA, 06/01/2014

A gay man who was born in Pakistan but who has lived most of his life in North America is being deported to Pakistan by the Australian Government despite his four year relationship with an Australian man.

Ali Choudhry expects to be deported by the Australian Government on 8 January after it determined that his four year relationship with Brisbane doctor Matthew Hynd did not constitute a ‘longstanding relationship.’

‘[We] do not consider that you are in a long-standing relationship with your sponsor,’ the Immigration Department wrote to Choudhry in response to the couple's attempt to obtain a partnership visa.

Choudhry was born in Pakistan but has lived most of his life in North America and originally came to Australia on a student visa to study Zoology.

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