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Please save Bashir, our 19 year old friend, from imminent deportation!

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Bashir is a 19 year old boy who was trafficked to the UK at the age of 10 to escape the Taliban in Afghanistan. His father, a police officer, was murdered by the Taliban and his mother sold the family's land to pay traffickers to protect her little boy - it took Bashir a whole year to make the arduous trip to the UK.  For the last 9 years, Bashir has lived in Cardiff within a loving foster family, accepted by and part of our UK society. He is fully integrated, westernised, has a loving long term relationship with the lovely Nicole (in the photo with Bashir) and speaks with a Cardiff accent!  His Catholic school, Mary Immaculate Cardiff, fully support Bashir. He has no contact with his Afghan family and doesn't even know if they have survived.

Bashir is a humble, gentle, kind young man who now attends college and is working hard to contribute fully to our British society. His life is here, his "family" is here, his safety is here. All those who make contact with him are struck by his gentle spirit and generosity to others. To send Bashir back to Afghanistan would be dangerous, callous and irresponsible - we simply fear for his life.  As we accept child immigrants from Calais and offer them refuge we are expelling this young boy from our country. This child took refuge in our country nine years ago - please don't refuse him refuge now. He has no one to go to back in Afghanistan.  Bashir is a Welsh boy - he is one of our own!

Bashir is about to be deported in the next few days - please sign this petition to keep him home in Wales.

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