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To: Priti Patel - Home Secretary

Don’t let Brexit keep child refugees from their families

Priti Patel: Guarantee that in a no deal Brexit family reunion for those seeking asylum will continue to the same, current standard.

Why is this important?

The government might close a route for separated child refugees to reach their families after a no-deal Brexit.

Sayeed shares his story, and why you should sign the petition:

"I am worried for child refugees in Europe who may no longer be able to reunite with family safely as I did. The Government could close this route to safety for child refugees, putting thousands of child refugees at risk.

As a result children like me may be forced to jump on the back of lorries or overcrowded dinghies to be with family. I need your help to make sure the Government changes its mind. I need you to sign my petition.

When I was 15 I was forced to flee Afghanistan because of civil war that made my life really dangerous. Leaving my Mum and Dad behind, I travelled for months on my own before I reached Calais - I walked, travelled by car, in lorries and on boats all by paying smugglers.

Luckily when I reached Calais I found out that there was a legal route for me to be with my sister in the UK, until then most nights I was trying to jump on the back of lorries. But I never made it, I was stopped by police and beaten with a truncheon. It was so painful.

Thanks to a route to family reunion I was able to come to the UK on the Eurostar to restart my life. I’ve now got leave to remain and am studying to be an electrician while taking my Maths and English GCSEs.

I would feel awful if Brexit stopped other children like me from being with their family. Leaving them to make their own way from France, Greece or Italy is not a solution. Without this route they’ll be encouraged by traffickers to take even more dangerous journeys.

Please sign the petition today."





2019-09-19 16:34:14 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-09-18 12:03:18 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-09-18 11:24:10 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-09-18 11:05:32 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-09-18 11:03:57 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-09-18 11:02:58 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-09-18 11:01:17 +0100

10 signatures reached