Viewing cable 07ACCRA708
Title: REFUGEE REFERRAL FOR SUSIE WEAH

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07ACCRA7082007-03-29 16:53:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Accra
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C O N F I D E N T I A L ACCRA 000708 
 
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/28/2017 
TAGS: PREF PHUM GH LI
SUBJECT: REFUGEE REFERRAL FOR SUSIE WEAH 
 
REF: 03 STATE 326486 
 
Classified By: REF COORD NATE BLUHM FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D) 
 
¶1. (C) Embassy Accra hereby refers Susie Weah (DPOB:  15 JUL 
1985, Harper, Liberia) to the U.S. resettlement program.  In 
Liberia, Weah's father worked as a chauffeur for the school 
superintendent for Maryland County.  After rebels threatened 
to kill Weah's entire family, Weah fled from Liberia to 
Tabou, Cote d'Ivoire in 1990 with her parents when she was 5 
years old.  When fighting broke out in Cote d'Ivoire in 2004, 
Weah moved to a village, then to Budumburam Camp in Ghana. 
She has two daughters, ages 3 and 5, who have been approved 
for resettlement in the U.S. under our P-3 program.  Weah is 
currently dependent on remittances from her common-law 
husband, Daniel Hne, who is already in the U.S.  Weah's 
referral has been requested specifically by PRM/A and is in 
the interest of maintaining family unity.  End Summary. 
 
¶2.  (C) This referral is for Susie Weah and no additional 
family members.  Susie grew up in Harper, Liberia, where her 
father worked as a chauffeur for the superintendent of public 
schools in Maryland County.  At one point, rebel forces 
approached her home and demanded to know the location of the 
superintendent.  When her father refused to divulge his 
whereabouts, rebels threatened to kill the entire family. 
 
¶3.  (C) Weah, only 5 years old at the time, fled Liberia in 
1990 with her parents for Tabou, Cote d'Ivoire.  Many years 
passed, after which she met Daniel Hne and entered into a 
common-law marriage with him.  During the 5 years they lived 
together, they had two children, Helen and Hannah.  When 
fighting broke out in Cote d'Ivoire in 2004, Daniel sent Weah 
and their two daughters to live in a small village for their 
own safety.  The two lost contact, and Daniel was eventually 
resettled in the U.S. without Weah or his daughters.  Later 
in 2004, Weah moved to Budumburam Camp in Ghana. 
 
¶4.  (C) Hne eventually filed an affidavit of relationship for 
Weah and their two daughers; however, DHS/CIS only approved 
Helen and Hannah, because the common-law marriage between Hne 
and Weah was not legally recognized in Cote d'Ivoire.  Hne is 
reportedly having difficulties holding down a full-time job 
in the U.S., making it less likely that he would be able to 
care for their two daughters alone.  Weah, for her part, has 
not integrated locally in Ghana and remains dependent on the 
remittances that Daniel can send.  This referral is submitted 
in the interest of maintaining family unity. 
BRIDGEWATER