Mohammed Shahidul Islam is currently imprisoned in Campsfield detention centre and faces deportation to Bangladesh on Saturday September 22.
Mohammed has been in the UK for 10 years and is a man of high standing within the Bangladeshi community here, known for being helpful and going out of his way to help others. He is honest, trustworthy and reliable and has a smile to brighten any morning.
Mohammed volunteers at Bristol's Welcome Centre helping to cook a hot nutritious lunch for up to 200 people each Thursday and Mohammed is a vital member of our team. His enthusiasm and easy going nature, not to mention wonderful skill in the kitchen, have been incredibly important to us in keeping the service going and being able to feed many many people their most filling and healthy meal of the week.
Mohammed left Bangladesh 20 years ago and has made his home here without costing the UK anything except the cost of imprisoning him. It is unjust and nonsensical to deport him to a country he no longer knows. We call on the Home Office to cancel his deportation and return him to his friends in Bristol.