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Gov’t sets 48-hour deadline to process documents of children of women married to non-Jordanians

By JT - Feb 21,2017 - Last updated at Feb 21,2017

AMMAN — The Council of Ministers on Monday instructed concerned authorities to process official documentations of the children of Jordanian women married to non-Jordanians within 48 hours, in line with previous Cabinet decisions and the recommendations of the concerned ministerial committee.

The call was made during a Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Hani Mulki, on government services granted to Jordanian women married to foreigners, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Attending ministers noted the importance of facilitating the provision of services to the children of these Jordanian women, especially when issuing residency permits, applying for driving licences and real estate ownership, as well as availing of benefits in the educational, health, labour and investment sectors.

By December 2015, the Civil Status and Passports Department (CSPD) had issued 56,000 identification certificates to the children of Jordanian women married to foreigners.

In 2014, the government announced that it was granting the children certain “privileges”.

The “privileges” are granted provided that their mothers have been living in Jordan for a minimum of five years, for at least 180 days every year, according to the CSPD.

Government officials have previously stated that there are 88,983 Jordanian women married to non-Jordanians, mostly Gazans, and that these families have 355,932 children registered with the CSPD.

 

Palestinians, except for Gazans, who became refugees after the creation of Israel on and those who were living in the West Bank when it was occupied by Israel in 1967, have been given Jordanian citizenship.

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This is sad indeed!! Such a disgrace!

I am married to a non Jordanian and can't even bare the thought that my kids in the future will be treated like criminals and refugees with very basic or almost no rights!!

Luckily I don't reside in Jordan anymore so my kids will not have to be treated in such a way!

I've lived in Jordan for more than 20 years and it's such a shame that this means nothing to my government just because I am a woman.

IT IS SAD TO OBSERVE THAT JORDANIANS ARE MUTE AND HAS GONE UNDER WITHOUT SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT THIS EXCEEPT JORDAN TIMES WHEN IN FACT THIS IS A MAJOR PUBLIC POLICY FACING ALL JORDANIANS IRRESPECTIVE OF FAITH AND / OR RELIGION. PEOPLE SHOULD SPEAK OUT NO MATTER WHICH SIDE YOU ARE ON THIS POLICY. SOONER OR LATTER, WE WILL ALL BE AFFECTED AND /OR JUDGED OR IN FACT BE SUBJECTED TO THE SAME FAITH. INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS HAS NEVER BEEN PERMANENT BUT A CONTINOUS VARIABLE AND SUBJECT CHANGES BASED ON GEOPOLITICAL EQUATIONS.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS YET GIVEN ANOTHER 48 HOURS TO AUTHENTICATE AND CONTINUE TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST WOMEN AND ALL JORDANIAN WOME IRRESPECTIVE OF THE OLD BELIEVE SHOULD REGARD THIS AS AN INSULT AND REFUSE TO GUIDED WITH POLICY OF GENDER BASHING AND MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN.

THANKS BUT NO THANKS AND JORDANIAN WOMEN KNOW BETTER THAN THIS. WHAT KIND OF DOCUMENT DOES THE MINISTER MEAN?. PASSPORTS LIKE THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS THAT MARRIES AS MANY WIFES AS THEY WISH FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD OR JUST ANOTHER INSULT BY DEFULT AND DECEPTION. THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND THE US PRESIDENT SHOULD TAKE NOTICE OF THIS. THIS SO-CALLED PROGRESS TOWARDS HUMAN RIGHTS IS IN FACT WORST THAT ENSLAVERY AND BONDAGES TO THE MASTERS OF WOMEN. THIS IS 2017 AND PEOPLE ( MEN AND WOMEN ) OF JORDAN MUST REJECT THIS AS WE DID REJECT TRUMPISM. IN FACT THIS STATEMENT SHOULD BE TAKEN AS AN EVIDENT OF DECADE OLD GENDER BASHING, HOLDEN WOMEN AS HOSTAGES, SAME AS OLD SOUTH AFRICA, ADMITTANCE OF DENIAL OF HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION AND ALL GOVERNMENT RAN SOCIAL SERVIES IN JORDAN PAID FOR BY TAX PAYERS MONEY FROM DONNORS INCLUDING MY OWN COUNTRY WHILE MY SON WITH A JORDANIAN MOTHER IS BEING TREATED LIKE ALLIEN AND CRIMINAL. HOW WILL JORDAN LIKE IT IF WE ARE TO DENATURALIZE OR BAN JORDANIAN CITIZENS WITH THE SO-CALLED GREEN CARD INTO USA?. I GUESS THAT THIS ACTION WAS TAKEN NOW BECAUSE HONEST, RESPONSIBLE AND IN FACT ALL JORDANIANS NOW KNOWS HOW IT FEELS TO DISCRIMINATE BASED ON GENDER, NATIONALITY, RACE, ETHNICITY, RELIGION AND FAITH. VIOLATIONS OF TREATY OBILIGATIONS ARE LITIGABLE IN THE INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND IN FACT IN USA UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. IT IS FAIR TO BE FAIR AND IF NOT, NO ONE SHOULD BE HUMILIATED BY BUYING INTO SLAVERY. JORDAN VALUES REFUGEES MORE THAT SHE VALUES THEIR IN LAWS, GANDCHILDREN FOR REASONS WHICH THEY CAN ONLY TELL AND EXPLAIN TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. THIS PARTICULAR STATEMENT WILL IN FACT ADD FUEL TO FIRE RATHER THAN CALM THE ANGER OF THOSE OF US WHO HAVE BEEN TREATED LIKE BANDITS AND SLAVES IN JORDAN SIMPLY BECAUSE WE LOVE THE COUNTRY, MARRIED FROM THE COUNTRY, CONTIBUTED IN THE COUNTRY. AGAIN, THIS IS AN INSULT AND THE GOVERNMENT MAY CONSIDER RETRACTING THIS SO CALLED RE-WRITING THE WRONG. THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE FIRST UNINTENDED EFFECT OF TRUMPISM. USAID MUST TAKE NOTICE OF THIS AS WELL AS THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF THE UN IN GENEVA. THIS IS 2017 AND I WILL CATEGORICALL STATE THAT WOMEN ARE LIBERATED AND CAN NO LONGER BE WIFES THAT MUST HIDE BEHIND ANY MAN GOOD OR BAD. I CAN GO ON FOREVER TO EXPRESS MY DISCOMFORT THAT JORDAN OF ALL NATIONS THAT TAKES PRIDE IN TOLORANCE, LOVE AND HOSPITALITY CAN TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD AND TEN BACKWARDS. THIS IS A SAD DAY FOR YOUNG WOMEN IN JORDAN BECAUSE THIS HAVE AUTHENTICATED THE REASON(S) WHY THEY CAN NOT MARRY OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES OF JORDAN AND FOR PESPECTIVE NON JORDANIAN YOUNG MEN TO TAKE NOTE AND CONSIDER NOT HOLD THEMSELVES HOSTAGE BY MARRYING ANY JORDANIAN WOMAN.

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