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Commercial Deportation Flight Immigrant Z

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These are the tweets from our last day in the country. We had to pick up our new identities then we found ourselves on a deportation flight. Immigrant_Z was arrested and held in detention for a day and questioned. Her link to Immigrant X was established, but there was not enough to charge her with except a misdemeanour. Read on through the live tweets from our departure flight below.

Live Tweets from the action via @Immigrant_X

I have a pickup at a local swimming pool. I am just about to pay my entry.,06/02/2015 10:27 am

I was told go to unlock the locker 267 with the code 2091. Our passports will be waiting.,06/02/2015 10:28 am

I was told I should take a swim in the recreational swimming hour and then leave so as to not look suspicious.,06/02/2015 10:29 am

I am kind of looking forward to have a swim. Just to relax and have some kind of mini release.,06/02/2015 10:30 am

After the swim @ImmigrantY and @Immigrant_z will pick me up from the pool and then we will go directly to the airport.,06/02/2015 10:31 am

I am have changed now and put my clothes in the locker and checked quickly for the passports. They were there.,06/02/2015 10:35 am

I have a Chilean passport, @ImmigrantY Colombian and @Immigrant_Z a Brazilian.,06/02/2015 10:36 am

I am at the side of the pool. A remember this kind of scene from when I was kid.,06/02/2015 10:37 am

I see a kid about 6 who can now swim and enjoying a new skill and sensation of movement in tropical waters of a heated pool.,06/02/2015 10:38 am

There are the little kids with floaties $ parents performing comic routines for audiences of one or two kids scattered across the baby pool.,06/02/2015 10:39 am

It seems fun, normal, it is a part of the community that is around me, that I have wilfully ignored since the time I was a teenager.,06/02/2015 10:40 am

Small flashes of family life that have hit me in the last two weeks of which I feel a sense of grief, the loss of life here is driving it.,06/02/2015 10:41 am

Then a teenager flies off a water slide into the pool. Pure confidence and adrenalin.,06/02/2015 10:42 am

I will take my chance to try the tropical waters.,06/02/2015 10:44 am

It didn’t last long, a few clean strokes, a bit of lying on my back and a bit of closing my eyes to remember being young.,06/02/2015 10:50 am

I will go and get my clothes and the passports and then to the airport.,06/02/2015 10:51 am

This morning @ImmigrantY and @Immigrant_Z have been checking flights to check the seats available.,06/02/2015 10:52 am

We will book the flight at the very last moment. We will then try a rush through passport control and security.,06/02/2015 10:53 am

If we get in priority line the checks should be less careful and our nervousness will be seen as normal for people who could miss a flight.,06/02/2015 10:54 am

They are here and we are now busily trying to find a flight and look at what we can make.,06/02/2015 11:01 am

We just have carryon luggage and that’s all we need for a new life.,06/02/2015 11:02 am

We have a flight we can make in 30 minutes. We will go from a regional airport, less security and delays and cheap flights.,06/02/2015 11:03 am

Still seats available and we have a flight. We booked on the credit card of a dead member of the PLU that the group keeps active.,06/02/2015 11:04 am

We have bought seats equally spaced apart in the plane.,06/02/2015 11:05 am

We are on the shuttle bus to the airport from the town. Should only be 10 minutes. Timing is working.,06/02/2015 11:06 am

Our destination will be a regional airport on the fortresses edge, a vacation spot for the people from the centre and north.,06/02/2015 11:07 am

We have just passed immigration we are now heading to the gate and the traffic in the airport is very light.,06/02/2015 11:16 am

I, @ImmigrantY and @Immigrant_Z are keeping a distance from each other and time spacing.,06/02/2015 11:17 am

The gate will close in about 5 minutes and will just make it as was our plane.,06/02/2015 11:18 am

We are careful not to acknowledge each other so if one of is singled out the others will not be endangered.,06/02/2015 11:19 am

The gate is still open. We will be last passengers to board.,06/02/2015 11:20 am

We are now going into the security check.,06/02/2015 11:21 am

I can see @Immigrant_Z is though the last security check.,06/02/2015 11:22 am

Now @ImmigrantY is though security.,06/02/2015 11:23 am

I am the last through. No passengers left and I just got my tickets checked and am on the bridge.,06/02/2015 11:24 am

I am can see @ImmigrantY and @Immigrant_Z. I am in the middle, @Immigrant_Z at the back and @ImmigrantY up front.,06/02/2015 11:25 am

We made. It will be hard for the authorities to make a match on our passport and police computer quickly enough.,06/02/2015 11:26 am

Should only be a few minutes now before we are off leaving a country that I know will feel no loss at me leaving.,06/02/2015 11:27 am

I see @Immigrant_Z getting up, I am texting her to see what is going on,06/02/2015 11:29 am

She says she has seen someone at the back of the flight who has guards seated either side.,06/02/2015 11:30 am

Someone is being deported she thinks.,06/02/2015 11:31 am

People are often deported back to the edge of the fortress to where they first entered and had their finger prints taken.,06/02/2015 11:32 am

I can see @Immigrant_Z I and @ImmigrantY will stay put for now.,06/02/2015 11:33 am

Got a text from @Immigrant_Z she got his name, Abdul, confirms he’s being deported.,06/02/2015 11:34 am

The guards to tell @Immigrant_Z to move away and we hear her telling them not to touch her.,06/02/2015 11:35 am

The guard threatened to have her arrested if she caused more of a disturbance.,06/02/2015 11:36 am

I see that @Immigrant_Z is refusing to go back to her seat.,06/02/2015 11:37 am

The flight staff are now coming and asking @Immigrant_Z to go back to her seat and other passengers are also telling her to sit down.,06/02/2015 11:38 am

She is copping a lot of abuse.,06/02/2015 11:39 am

People don’t know why she is standing and seems a lot of confusion and frustration among the passengers.,06/02/2015 11:40 am

There is a standoff, @Immigrant_Z is refusing to be seated and the cabin crew are trying her to persuade her to sit.,06/02/2015 11:41 am

The cabin crew have said they are calling security.,06/02/2015 11:42 am

I and @ImmigrantY are staying put hopefully @Immigrant_Z can hold the flight off.,06/02/2015 11:43 am

We are talking to people around us to try and get them sympathetic to @Immigrant_Z,06/02/2015 11:44 am

Other passengers are trying to intervene to to get her to sit down.,06/02/2015 11:45 am

The flight has now been delayed by 20 minutes on its scheduled departure time as it was late boarding.,06/02/2015 11:46 am

This is a concern for all of us. If there is a large delay we may get a match between the immigration and police databases on us,06/02/2015 11:47 am

I hear @Immigrant_Z has asked that the Captain be notified of the situation and the danger to staff, Abdul and passengers.,06/02/2015 11:48 am

She is getting heckled more and more by other passengers now and told to sit down. Other passengers are supporting @Immigrant_Z,06/02/2015 11:49 am

Abdul is screaming from the back of the plane letting people know what is going on.,06/02/2015 11:50 am

Fuck there is now security coming onto the plane. They are going to try and take @Immigrant_Z,06/02/2015 11:51 am

The airport security have moved to the back of the plane and now man handling @Immigrant_Z.,06/02/2015 11:52 am

People around her are supporting her. I can’t close to her to help, same with @ImmigrantY.,06/02/2015 11:53 am

Oh no, @Immigrant_Z is being taken off. Lots of passengers are now complaining.,06/02/2015 11:54 am

The cabin crew have lost control of the situation. About a dozen people are refusing to be seated now, shocked that @Immigrant_Z was removed,06/02/2015 11:55 am

The plane is in a massive argument people yelling and screaming at each other.,06/02/2015 11:56 am

The Captain has just walked out from the cabin. It is clear she is not impressed.,06/02/2015 11:57 am

The cabin crew are now backing off and discussing the situation at the front of the plane.,06/02/2015 11:58 am

I am not hearing anything from @Immigrant_Z. I guess she will be questioned.,06/02/2015 11:59 am

One of the senior flight attendants is now walking to the back of the plane talking to the guards and Abdul.,06/02/2015 12:01 pm

They are standing and getting off the flight. Everyone is relieved.,06/02/2015 12:01 pm
It should be quiet now. We are really worried about @Immigrant_Z but we can’t call her.,06/02/2015 12:02 pm

We will have to wait till we land to find out if she managed to get away.,06/02/2015 12:03 pm

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