We would like to thank those who are concerned about Amos’s situation. Your love and outpouring of concern is greatly appreciated. We would like to take a moment to address a statement that was made by ambassador Bilahari Kausikan “In fact the well-being of the boy and his family were probably the least of their considerations if this was ever a consideration in the first place.”
In response to claims that the Singapore government is interfering in Amos Yee's asylum process in the US, Ambassador-at-large Bilahari Kausikan has weighed in and rubbished these "conspiracy theories".
The US government is appealing a US immigration judge's decision to grant Amos Yee asylum. The judge had ruled in March that Amos Yee should stay in the US as he had faced political persecution in Singapore.
Amos Yee is still incarcerated at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centre in Chicago, says a Hong Kong based news publication The News Lens. Yee had won a bid for political asylum in the United States of America and was legally eligible for release.
It's public now: Amos Yee has been granted asylum in the United States. This is a decision that strengthens my love for this country and what it truly stands for. There's a reason that free speech is prioritized and enshrined as the First Amendment. In a 13-page document, the judge wrote "it is clear that Yee's prosecutions for wounding religious feelings and obscenity was just a pretext to silence his opinions."