Marius Youbi has broken the law.
In Denmark we have a law preventing exchange students from working more than 15 hours per week. This law was made because a lot of people came from the third world claiming to be students using student visas and they never made it to school but started working full time for the money they have paid the officials in their home country who bribed their way to these student visas.
As result hardworking Danish tax-payers lost their jobs.
Marius Youbi worked beyond the limit. He broke the law and his student visa was cancelled once the authorities found out. Because they were nice they didn’t handcuff him at once and took him to a plane. They allowed him to pass his exams which he did with straight A’s.
Now people want to keep him in Denmark because he is good and he made an extra effort to excel in school.
Should we provide people with discount regarding prison and fines if they are good in school or at work? Where would the respect for the law go?
I often drive to work. Many years back the prime minister Anders Fogh Andersen asked us to make an extra effort. I did! I drove 70 miles per hour where the limit was 50 so I could get around to our customers faster resulting in extra jobs at my firm. But I was fined the full amount!
So I didn’t get any discount and the question is: Is it fair?
I find it fair that we are somehow equal when it comes to paying for the crimes we commit. It isn’t so in Denmark where rich people can remain nameless after a conviction if they appeal and change name in the process thanks to good and therefore well-paid defense lawyers. It isn’t so when the police approach you. Do you wear a business suit you are treated with respect. If you are convicted of white collar crimes handcuffs are seldom used.
But once in while I must insist that the laws of my country are upheld. Just to make a point.
Of course he worked hard. Denmark has closed the university people from the third world attended. It might be called racism but Knightbridge University was closed due to some kind of technicality and the students had to spend a lot more time in Denmark and they were forced to work because it is very expensive to live here.
I understand why he worked but he must obey the law.
There are other countries which could give him a title faster. In India cheating is so widespread that maybe every second ingenieer have obtained their title using money instead of hard work. Of course now where it known worldwide that their exams are no good it might not be the effort worth to study abroad at all.
But he did choose Denmark and here we have laws. It was his choices which brought him in this situation. Now he has to suffer the consequences.