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Does anyone know anything about immogration/ deportation? I only have the facts from a 7 yr old so it may be a bit mixed up......

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Aimsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 16:35:31

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Lawrene8 Thu 12-Jul-07 16:44:36

If 6 immigration officers turned up then it's likely that the family don't have permission to stay in the UK. best advice you can offer them is to get some legal advice on their situation.

saadia Thu 12-Jul-07 16:46:31

I don't think it would seem nosy if you just went over and asked if everything was alright, after all the dds are friends.

mumto3girls Thu 12-Jul-07 16:47:55 about overkill...6 io's just for one family?

Aimsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 16:48:45

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Marne Thu 12-Jul-07 16:48:57

It sounds like they don't have permission to stay in the uk or their visa has expired?

I dont think she will think you're being nosey if you ask her if she needs any help, she might like someone to talk to.

Aimsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 16:49:31

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Lawrene8 Thu 12-Jul-07 16:49:31

6 does sound like a lot but you'd be amazed at how often people are violent when IO's turn up - safety in numbers I guess.

Marne Thu 12-Jul-07 16:53:02

May be they have lied about their identity, some people flee from Africa as their lifes are at risk (they want to protect their family)

A local woman (not far from me) was told she had to go back to Africa, she said if she went back she would be killed.

Aimsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 17:01:49

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MrsMuddle Thu 12-Jul-07 17:02:37

Ainsmum, I see you are in Glasgow. Unfortunately I do know quite a bit about the situation for asylum seekers in the city, having seen many families that I used to work with been sent back to unsafe countries. Your best bet is to go round and give her the details of Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees. I'll have a look for the number and website and post in a minute for you (I'm not good at links!) It sounds like the mum and daughter might very soon get taken to Dungavel in Strathaven, before being deported. The Campaign to welcome refugees are very good at finding any small legal anomaly that can mean they aren't deported right away. They can also advise her on the best steps to take at the moment etc etc. I'll have a look for the details now.

MrsMuddle Thu 12-Jul-07 17:06:21

Here it is. Please speak to the mum as soon as you can. Time is of the essence. Let us know how you get on. Good luck

Aimsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 17:07:15

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Aimsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 17:09:40

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MrsMuddle Thu 12-Jul-07 17:29:18

Yes, it is. And it's unfortunately more common in the school holidays. Many schools have a system (informal) in place so that if an asylum seeking child doesn't turn up one day, they immediately alert GCTWR or another support organisation, and the ball starts rolling to delay / prevent the family being taken away. In the hols, families can be back in their original country before anyone notices they've gone. Another thing to be aware of is if the mum has been told to take the child/ren with her when she signs on a Brand Street. That often happens too - the whole family are asked to attend and then they're taken away from there. It is very sad.

Aimsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 17:35:30

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