Update 19/06/14: MP office just told us that removal directions are cancelled. Hussein is not being deported on 20th June.
We have enough to pay for injunction! Unbelievable amount of money raised 12 hours! You are all amazing!
We are hopeful that this will halt Hussein’s deportation. We are really grateful for all your support but since we won’t know until late on Thursday if the injunction has been successful, in the meantime we’re also taking other steps:
Update 19/06/14: MP office just told us that removal directions are cancelled. Hussein is not being deported on 20th June so no need to e-mail at the moment. Read more about what next
We are asking his MP to step in and take up Hussein’s case directly with the Home Office. If you feel able to (and particularly if you are in the Kingswood constituency and so share Chris Skidmore as your MP), please write to Chris Skidmore MP at chris.skidmore.mp@parliament. uk. We have started you off at the bottom of this email. Be sure to include your address and the fact that Hussein is a constituent of Skidmore’s.
Hussein is booked on flight AZ201 6.45AM London Heathrow to Rome London, Heathrow Fiumicino. Please contact Alitaliaia UK on 0871 424 1424 or email customer.relationsUK@alitalia.
Re: Hussein HO Number: A1820739
Dear Chris Skidmore MP
I am writing in connection to the imminent deportation of one your constituents Hussein who received removal directions last week to be deported to Italy this Friday, the 20th June.
[Choose/Delete as appropriate] As one of more than 1500 people to sign the petition to support Hussein....., I know Hussein from.... and ....., I live in Kingswood and as your constituent
I would like to ask what you are doing to ensure to ensure that this man's safety and human rights are being properly considered before any deportation takes place.
I am aware you have said you would write to the Home Office asking them to stop the deportation this Friday. Can you update me on any response to this email? Due to the urgent nature of this case, I also urge you to call the Home Office directly.
Hussein has built a life in Kingswood, attending Soundwell college, making friends there and is a member of the local library and I am asking you as his MP to do all all you can. His solicitors have lodged for Judicial Review and I am asking you to insist this is accepted and judicial review takes place in order that his specific case can be heard and the proper legal process followed.
I would like to highlight that Hussein's case is different from the recent high court ruling that allowed the return of some refugees to Italy, as his case focuses on the failings of the asylum process itself for him and the threats he faces in Italy, due to links there to Chad. These issues have not been adequately addressed.
Hussein has a lot of support in from the community across Bristol. In a very short amount of time, over 1500 people have signed the online and paper petition for him to stay https://you.38degrees.org.uk/ petitions/hussein-must-stay.
I really appreciate your help in this matter.