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.
Editor of BBC's 100 Women season
Editor of the BBC’s 100Women season, which runs across BBC World News, 29 languages of BBC World Service and bbc.com until 2nd December
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