Yoo Seung-jun will be allowed to enter the country? The Supreme Court rejected the appeal decision rejecting Yoo Seung Jun’s suit to cancel the refusal of the LA Consulate General in 2015 to grant visas for overseas Koreans. It was judged that a procedural problem in the denial of visa issuance was illegal. At that time, the consulate general of LA did not judge it in various aspects, but mechanically followed the decision of the former minister of justice, which is illegal. It was also illegal to notify Yoo Seung-jun’s father on the phone, not on the documents, about the refusal to issue a visa.
With this, Yoo Seung-jun has the opportunity to re-examine. In addition, the provisions of the Korean Overseas Koreans Act and the Immigration Control Act, which prohibits foreigners from entering Korea for five years, are provisions that allow Yoo Seung – jun to obtain permission to enter Korea from the reexamination. In other words, the Korean Overseas Koreans Act stipulates that “Koreans should take an open and inclusive attitude toward immigration and stay in Korea.” So, if you are 38 years old, you may be granted a status of residence even if you lose your nationality. It is a favorable provision for Yoo Seung Jun who is over 38 years old. In addition, since 17 years have already passed, there is no prohibition on entry into Japan for five years. If these terms are interpreted advantageously in the review, Yoo Seung – jun may be able to make a real entry.
Of course, it is not just that you have a chance to re-examine it. Even with good terms, there is room for interpretation. It is difficult to see Yoo Seung – jun as an ordinary person enough to take an open and inclusive attitude. His permission to enter is in itself a symbolic meaning too large. From the standpoint of the general public who normally serve as a military enlistment, it can give a tremendous sense of deprivation and frustration. Especially for soldiers who currently have military service obligations. That is, it can harm national interests.
Since the law should consider equity, it is possible to point out the possibilities of unconstitutionality in its procedural process or interpretation. So the ruling of the law can not help being cold regardless of the national sentiment. But even if the law allows him to enter, the public sentiment will never allow him to enter. Cheong Wa Dae appeals against the Supreme Court’s decision, and more than 30,000 people followed the agreement in just one day. The anger of the people is that big.
There are many emotions overlapping in such anger for Yoo Seung Jun. The fact is that everyone has given up their nationality in order to avoid the obligation of military service to be fair, and that is the lie that has run away with the promise to go to the army. And how long is it that you will come back when you run away? Even if one of them is allowed to enter Korea and step on the land of Korea, his anger will never diminish.
This emotional exhaustion is in fact a significant loss to the national interest. Is it necessary to make people feel the sense of loss that plagues the public by taking such losses? It is not just the provisions of the law that will be considered by the re-examination ruling, but the wavelengths that the results will bring.