Dear UKBA…

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I have been so grateful to my friends and supporters, who have been sending me letters of support for my case and saying why they think I should be allowed to stay in UK. I have also been writing my statement with my solicitor. But I wanted to tell UKBA in my own words too…

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing to explain my life which I have built in the UK in these 4.5 years. I am from Afghanistan and I came to UK at the age of 16.

The reason I came to UK was because my life was in danger and I’m afraid to go back because there are people who are looking for me to kill me or force me to fight. If I return they will find me one day and I don’t want to join them because now I know which way is right and wrong.

In these 4.5 years I have been supported by my local council Children’s Service till now. I also have a lots of support from teachers, friends and some families which I only met in the UK. At the first when I came to UK I didn’t know any English so I went to high school and college and gained qualifications. I also have a plan to go to university next year. I have built many dreams here which I still continue to build and I hope you will give me a chance to stay in the UK to finish my education and continue my life and do something for this country. I’m so happy here because I have many friends who always make me happy and care about me. I have built my life here and I have felt the freedom of UK and now I feel British.

I’m afraid to go back to Afghanistan at the first because there are people looking for me who want to kill me because I brought shame to the family because I didn’t want to take revenge for something that happened. If I go back they will know me very well because my face hasn’t changed much because I’m still a young person. I don’t have any family left there so I will not have any support like I have here.

And about my country there is nothing left for me if I go back. As you know my Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Every day people are dying without any reason. Innocent people have been forced to do big crimes and there are others who want to destroy my country. I’m sure in Afghanistan now there is a lot of people who look for young people to use them in bad ways, which I don’t want to because I have no right to hurt any human being.

I don’t want to go back and I want to live the rest of my life in the UK.
I request to you that you accept my application.

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5 comments:

Alan MorriceMay 5, 2013 at 7:54 pmReply

Great letter! Think you should send it to your MP too

Life After DeportationMay 5, 2013 at 8:23 pmReply

good idea, I think I will

monica pernrotMay 16, 2013 at 5:01 pmReply

I feel with you very much. I have helped a young man here in Sweden to stay after lots of denials. We worked very hard for this for 3 years.
He had however new circumstances which I can not discuss here. First they anyhow denied but in court we got his permission to stay as a refugee. before they never listened. You HAVE to tell very very detailed how they threathens you What happened to friends and family etc. What is your tribe? The Hazaras are at big risk and it seems to be common, they change religion after the threats of the Talibans etc…As you say you now know what is right or wrong ant this might not correspont to how they expect you to live there. I do not know anything about you, but hope you will manage after so many years! If you are really afraid and have not been listened to from the Migrationboard, perhaps you should try the ECHR?
If you write and it is very URGENT write on the fax that you apply under rule 39 and tell when they might take you for deportation. Good Luck!

Life After DeportationMay 17, 2013 at 7:47 amReply

Thanks for your encouragement. Yeah I will keep trying everything. I am not Hazara but I still face big discrimination in my country.

aryanaMay 16, 2013 at 9:31 pmReply

It’s a good letter, but maybe make it very clear that you have no family left because they have cast you out for bringing shame, so you won’t have any support, only danger. I think it is a good idea to let your MP know about your situation.

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