When people like me who have arrived in the UK as unaccompanied asylum-seeking children turn seventeen and a half, the Home Office starts the process of removing us back to our countries of birth. The system requires us to prove why we should be allowed to stay and why we should not be sent back. The Home Office thought it safe for me to go back to Afghanistan, so under the system I was automatically detained and placed behind bars ready to be removed from the country.
20 year old Bashir Naderi has lived in Cardiff for eleven years, but is fighting deportation back to Afghanistan. He hasn’t been there since he saw his father murdered by the Taliban, aged nine, and he escaped to Britain.
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