Petition update

Please help with legal cost's and help Owen fight to remain, his stay is NOT PERMANENT YET!!

Helen Kenny
United Kingdom

Mar 10, 2019 — 

We are raising funds to directly cover Owen Haisley's on-going legal costs in order for him to remain in the UK to provide for his young children and to serve the community of Greater Manchester as a youth worker and musician, following his deportation to Jamaica being halted on Feb 5th, due to overwhelming public interest in his case.  

Despite over 100,000 people signing an online petition and MP Lucy Powell directly raising Owen's case in Parliament with the Secretary of State, Owen is effectively in a legal no-mans-land as we continue to fight for his stay in the UK. 

Legally, Owen is unable to seek meaningful employment, claim any benefits, or even access the NHS, as the Home Office have revoked his indefinite leave to remain visa - which means he has no access to any support of any kind - which puts a huge strain on his family and friends, particularly when it comes to trying to cover his mounting legal costs. Having taken advice on the likely costs Owen will face, it is anticipated that we need to raise at least a further £5000 - on top of the £10,000 already borrowed from family and friends to pay recent legal bills.

We are calling on Owen's loyal supporters to donate to what is set to be a long, mentally challenging and expensive legal process ahead. With your help, your donations will directly pay for:

1) Solicitor and barrister costs (for the ongoing Judicial Review and further legal processes Owen will have to undergo in order to re-secure his residence in the UK)
2) Reports from expert witnesses (to be presented to the court to support Owen's stay in the UK)
3) Mental health support for Owen as his case continues (having been detained in two rat-infested deportation centres over 6 months, 200 miles away from children - and having witnessed two attempted suicides by other detainees, whilst detained).

By supporting this campaign, you are directly contributing to keeping Owen, a tax-paying, hard-working, community-minded, father of three young children who has lived in the UK since the age of 4 (now 45), in the UK. 

Thank you in advance for anything you can donate! Owen greatly appreciates your contribution and support in helping him to remain in the UK with his family. :)



Owen thanking his supporters, following his release on bail (04.03.19):

Lucy Powell MP raising Owen's case in Parliament:

The backstory surrounding Owen's deportation order:

Thank you so much for all the help so far, you are all amazing people.

Much love 

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