A Julatten man will have his deportation case reviewed

The community is supporting him

A Julatten man will have his deportation case reviewed

A 73 year Julatten man is facing deportation, the immigration department says he fails to meet the character requirements to stay in Australia.

Police arresting Patton Eidson AKA Mike McGoldrick last week but now Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says they're reviewing his case after meeting with Immigration Minister Peter Dutton yesterday. 

Mr Eidson came to Australia during the eighties with his late wife and child on fake passports given to him by a friend in the US as he was trying to escape prosecution over an alleged cannabis ring. 

He was jailed for entering Australia under a false name five years ago. 

Mr Eidson has been living in the Far North under the name Mike McGoldrick for three decades now and is a loved member of the community. 

Not only did locals come to the hearing in 2011; they're showing their support by writing letters and recording videos directed at Mr Dutton. 

Here is one of the videos: 


 

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