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‘I’ve been here for 50 years’: the scandal of the former Commonwealth citizens threatened with deportation from the UK
They have lived nearly all their lives in the UK, working and paying taxes. But in the draconian new immigration climate, an increasing number of elderly people are being told that they are here illegally.
We saw Slovak Roma people in English schools, we spoke to their health visitors and political representatives. We saw how they speak perfect English, want to be policemen and doctors and are supported by all the people around them. What is it that the British do differently?
A mother and her six-year-old son fled to Texas from the violence in their homeland of Honduras. When they arrived, young Samir was ripped out of his mother’s arms. Two months later, they found each other again, but something had changed.
Since Hend Alkhabbaz started teaching on Sigmund-Jähn Elementary School, it changed from notoriously bad into exemplary. Yet, not all parents are happy about her arrival.
An interview with a Syrian woman living in Turkey. “We will only be in the news if one of us has done something bad. Furthermore, nobody really cares about what we experience.”
In Bulgaria, refugees must be kept out of sight, at all costs. A paramilitary army now has carte blanche to hunt down any refugee they want.
In 1981, this author spent almost a week clinically death in intensive care in the Educational Hospital of the Republic in South Yemen. After that experience, he felt he was living on borrowed time.