Nas Must Stay!
Nas Must Stay!
Nas left Afghanistan aged 13 when his father was kidnapped by the Taliban and his brother and sister killed. He went to secondary school and college in Birmingham and has dreams of becoming a fire fighter. He lived with a foster family for 4 years until he was 18. Because of poor legal advice before he turned 18, Nas has had to apply again for the right to stay in the UK. This has caused him great trauma and he is limbo wondering what his future will be.
Nas went to Liverpool in October for his interview. It lasted 2.5 hours and involved lots of questions about his family and life in Afghanistan that he found upsetting. Now all he can do is wait for the decision about his future.
Nas says "thanks so much to all of those who have signed my petition so far. We now have over 10,000 signatures. We need to keep the campaign going, so please keep sharing the petition as wide as you can."
Nas is terrified at the thought of returning to a country alone and afraid. The Red Cross told him they could not trace his Mother and that his village is still regarded as a dangerous and volatile place.
We must ask, what kind of system tells a traumatised child you have to go back to a place where your family was murdered?
We call upon Sajid Javid & Teresa May to support Nas' fresh claim for asylum. He is a valued and kind member of his local community, volunteering his time to help others. He is just 22, a young man who wants to contribute to society and be an active citizen of the UK
Please sign, and share, the petition to support Nas’ right to stay amongst his community. Put your name to our pledge:
"We the undersigned call upon Sajid Javid and Teresa May to grant Refugee status to Nas Popalzai and give him the reassurance that the UK will be his home forever, where he can continue to live as an active and respected member of his local community. Do NOT send him back to a hostile and dangerous country where he has no family or support network"
Read here what happens to young adults sent back to Afghanistan https://www.city.ac.uk/news/2018/march/afghanistan-deportation-uk-europe