Petition is successful with 12,203 signatures
To: Amber Rudd (Secretary of State for Home Department)
Give Lawand a chance to communicate
05/04/18 - Great News! Lawand can stay to apply for asylum.
I wanted to share the wonderful news with you that Lawand and his parents and brothers have a victory to share. Our government was trying to send them back to Germany to claim asylum but the courts have granted Lawand leave to stay in the UK to claim asylum here.
Thank you so much for signing the petition, sharing with your friends and caring about this child. Thanks too, to his amazing legal team.
A beautiful poet, Mary Oliver, writes 'what are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?' Well, over 12,000 of us worked together to apply a little pressure and give a lot of encouragement and now the life of one persecuted family is changing and hoping for a secure future. Deep thanks to everyone. Their asylum process will begin in about 6 months. Meanwhile Lawand continues his education in British Sign Language and is flourishing.