Tag Archives: forced deportation

Newcastle Mum and Son face deportation to Congo

17 Nov

6 year old Adrian Atkinson and his mother Anna are being faced with deportation back to Congo, after Anna’s divorce and subsequent visa expiration. Anna, who currently lives in Byker with her son, fled the Congo after her sister was killed in the war.

Although Adrian was born in the UK and thus does not legally have to leave, he has said that he will not leave his mother and go wherever she is forced to go.

The situation in Congo remains dangerous, and Anna has said that Adrian will face further difficulties due to him being of mixed race.

Friends from Adrians primary school at Welbeck have started a petition to allow him and his mum to stay, but more pressure is needed to be put on the UK Border Agency, who have stated that if the Atkinsons do not leave before the 25th November then they will be arrested and forcibly deported.

Get in touch with the UKBA and register your anger;

they can be contacted by phone on 0114 207 2966 or by email at NEYHCustomers@ukba.gsi.gov.uk

Alex was deported last night

22 Dec

We are really sad and angry to report that Alex was deported against his wishes to Kenya last night. His twin brother got confirmation of his arrival there this morning but has not been able to speak to him yet.

This happened despite many people from across the country phoning immigration and Kenyan Airways demanding that his flight be stopped to give him a chance to have his case heard by the courts this morning. At one point the airline received so many calls that it stopped answering the phone. A group of supporters from no borders london and no borders north east went to Heathrow Airport and spoke to the other passengers on Alex’s flight about what was happening, many of whom were appalled and registered their disgust. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to stop the flight from taking off.

Alex’s brother has asked us to thank everyone who made a call, sent a fax or went to the airport for their help in trying to stop his brother’s deportation. He said that it gave him hope and strength. He is now waiting to hear what will happen to his own claim and fears that he too could be facing deportation in the near future. We will keep you informed of any developments.

URGENT – FORCED DEPORTATION TONIGHT!!

21 Dec

URGENT!!!
STOP ALEX being deported tonight!!

Alex Home Office Reference Number K12689 53/54 is being forcably deported this evening on Kenya Airways flight KQ101 to Nairobi.

Alex has asked that his last name not be used as he is afraid this will
alert those who are looking for him in Kenya that he is returning.

Alex fled the country with his twin brother after being tortured and his
family threatened by an armed gang. He has not had a chance to speak to his solicitor due to being deported at the weekend and has not had a chance for the judicial review his case has been granted to be heard.

We are worried about his mental health and for his safety and the safety of other passengers should he be forced onto the flight.

PLEASE RING THE NUMBERS BELOW demanding that Alex not be deported tonight and be given the chance to speak to his solicitor tomorrow and have a judge hear the details of his case.
IT IS NOT SAFE FOR ALEX TO RETURN TO KENYA!!

KENYA AIRLINES – these are the four numbers at Heathrow that will put
you through to Kenya airlines staff. The emergency number is best as the others put you through to call handling services.

Tel (Emergencies only): +44 020 8759 7366
Fax: +44 020 8745 5027

General Tel : +44 20 82831800
Reservations: +44 20 8283 1818
Sales: +44 20 8283 1819
Fax: +44 020 8283 1880

You could also contact Heathrow directly – fax 0208
7454700, phone 0208 7454705

Phone Duty Immigration Officer at Heathrow on 02087456941 and ask to log your concerns about the removal. They may pass you back to North Shields immigration reporting centre. Different departments tend to pass the buck to each other. As many departments that are aware of this the better.

Please send urgent faxes/Emails immediately to Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith,
Secretary of State for the Home Office asking that Tina Moses and her
children be granted protection in the UK.
Fax: 020 7035 4745 (+44 20 7035 4745 if you are faxing from outside
UK)

Email: indpublicenquiries@ind.homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
and enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

and Lin Homer, chief executive of the Border and Immigration Agency.
Lin Homer Tel 020 7035 1678 Fax 0870 3369050
lin.homer@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO STOP DEPORTATIONS!

17 Dec

No Borders Wales have called for national support in their monthly day of action against BMI airlines, who are one of the airlines involved in forced deportations.

On the 20th of every month, a day of action against BMI Airlines takes place. Saturday 20th December will be the 3rd day of action of this campaign.

Everyday, an average of 180 migrants are deported from the UK. That’s one person every eight minutes.

These people haven’t done anything wrong. They are criminalised for doing what humans have done for thousands of years: moving in search of a better life. Moving to escape war, persecution, torture, physical abuse, poverty…

Governments across the world do not want us to see those being deported as people. They want to shroud them under statistics and treat them as pieces of meat.

Airline companies are a key link in the deportation industry. Without them it would be impossible for the state to implement this aspect of the migration regime and there can be no migration controls without
deportations.

People being deported are often handcuffed on the flight and there have been numerous reports of physical assaults on people being deported by the security personnel who escort them.

We once again call on all those who oppose the deportation industry and the inhumane treatment of migrants who are subjected to the wider regime of control that it forms an integral part of, to contact BMI and let them know what you think of their profiteering from this cruel practice.

A full list of contact details can be found here:

noborderswales.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/shutdown-bmi-day-leaflet1.pdf

Being a Saturday, we suggest that callers focus on phoning the Reservations & General Enquiries numbers: 01332 854854; 01332 648181 and the BMI baby Reservations, 01332 648181.

For a report of a recent action at Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland an event sponsored by Bmi baby, a subsidiary company of BMI Airlines, check out:

noborderswales.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/20th-december-day-of-action-against-bmi-solidarity-with-uprising-in-greece/

For the previous call out see:

http://noborderswales.wordpress.com/2008/11/17/shut-down-bmi-airlines-day-20th-november/

STOP DEPORTATIONS!

EMERGENCY DEMO WEDS 10th DECEMBER 10AM

9 Dec

There will be an emergency demo THIS MORNING at 10am outside the government offices at the gallowgate (opposite st james park metro)

Tina Moses and her two daughters were taken from the West End on Monday morning and Tina (Home Office Reference M1345911) and the girls are due to be deported to Nigeria at 22:15 on Thursday BA Flight BA83.

If you cannot make the demo you can still complain by faxing British Airlines on 02087454705 or calling them on 08444930787 – ask to speak to the duty officer. You could also contact Heathrow directly – fax 0208 7454700, phone 0208 7454705.

You could also fax/email Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith, Secretary of State for the Home
Email: indpublicenquiries@ind.homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
and enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
and Lin Homer, chief executive of the Border and Immigration Agency.
Lin Homer Tel 020 7035 1678 Fax 0870 3369050 Lin.homer@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
a sample fax sheet for BA and some recent information on Nigeria are pasted below.

we will update this as we find out more information.

Re: TINA MOSES HO ref: ASC1483317 who is scheduled to be deported on flight BA83 to NIGERIA on 11th December at 22:15

Dear Sir/ Madam

I am writing to you in relation to Tina Moses and her children, who is scheduled to be deported on flight BA0083 of your airline, to Abuja, NIGERIA.

I am extremely worried about her situation and urge you to refuse to carry her on your flight.
Tina Moses and her two young children, Anita (8) and Jessica (2) have been taken into detention by Immigration and they are due to be deported on flight BA83 to NIGERIA on 11TH December at 22:15.

Tina fled Nigeria after she had been subjected to traditions she was against by the Ogboni Society and her child’s life was in danger.

Tina’s life would be in grave danger if she is forcibly returned to Nigeria as would that of her children. Anita is flourishing at Moorside Community Primary School where she has an excellent attendance record and gets on well with her classmates. For both Jessica and Anita, Newcastle is where they call home. The stress of being in detention has stopped them eating properly. Tina has established roots in the community, taking part in literacy education and attending the Deeper Life Bible Church in Arthurs’ Hill.

On the grounds of respecting Tina and her family’s human rights as well as her health and safety, I ask that exercise your right to refuse to carry Tina and her family on your flight.
BRITISH AIRWAYS should not be involved in the forced removal of a vulnerable individual to a country in which they will face certain persecution.

Please intervene now.

News from CrisisWatch N°64, 1 December 2008
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5793&l=1

Nigeria: At least 200 killed, some 7,000 displaced in Muslim-Christian riots 28-30 Nov in Jos city, Plateau State, triggered by victory of mainly Christian-backed ruling PDP party in state local elections -bloodiest religious clashes for 4 years. Militancy in Niger Delta rose after relative lull in Oct, with signs of potential for future escalation. At least 5 killed in 7 attacks on 11 Nov on military and oil sites in Bayelsa and Rivers States; 6 militants killed 11 Nov by military Joint Task Force (JTF) forces. High Court 11 Nov invalidated April 2007 election of ruling PDP party governor in Edo State, instating opposition AC candidate Oshiomhole and raising hopes for resolution of outstanding cases elsewhere. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission 3 Nov announced new cases into 10 former governors, 11 others ready for prosecution, but with no high level convictions since President Yar’Adua’s election public confidence in anti-corruption drive continues to wane.