Testimonials


Mirela

Asylum seekers who have exhausted all appeal rights sometimes have fresh grounds or compelling new evidence with which they can make further submissions to the Home Office in support of their previous asylum claim. Some simply never had their claim fully considered the first time around due to poor quality legal representation or an appeal not being lodged in time. Many of these clients will be completely destitute, having spent years in enforced poverty and homelessness in the UK due to their lack of legal status. For most, returning home is not an option due to contin...

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Julia

Journeys to the UK can be difficult due to the lack of safe and legal routes. Many people make a heart-breaking decision to send one member of their family ahead and to later apply for family reunion. This is a decision which Julia*, a single mum, had to take when she was at immediate risk and had to flee her home country, leaving her children to be looked after by another family member.  “I had to leave my country as I was under direct threat, and I came to the UK alone as that is all we could afford. Separating myself from my children was terrible. I was really ...

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Carlos and Magdalena

Carlos and Magdalena* came from a country where gangs territorially control many neighbourhoods, making daily life dangerous and unpredictable. When the threat to their family became too great, from one day to the next they packed what they could and fled to the UK, where they claimed asylum and were dispersed to Wales.  “When we first got here, I remember when we were in the street one day and we heard the backfire of a car, and we ran into a nearby shop. It just sent us back to life in our home country when if you heard this sound, you would drop to the floor ...

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Wendy

Wendy came alone to Wales just over a year ago. She threw herself into her local community and made many friends. Asylum Justice represented her at appeal earlier this year, and we’re overjoyed to say she has been granted refugee status. She shared with us a bit about what Asylum Justice did and what it meant to her: “Before I found Asylum Justice – my last lawyer had rejected my case. I was so sure about my case. Thank goodness, Asylum Justice was too. Asylum Justice took my case and they analysed it. I was amazed by how my lawyer really dedicated his time ...

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Suleymaan

''I just want to thank everyone who has helped me at Asylum Justice, both directly and indirectly. I want to tell you, that you guys are the best. You have made my dream come true as when I first came to Asylum Justice I was without hope. But you made me believe in you and you all did your best to help me. I really don't know how to thank you. I am very happy only because of you, I would not be this happy if it was not for Asylum Justice and all your hard work.  I want to finish by saying to all of the Asylum Justice team, thank you very much for your efforts in ...

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Mustafa

''I am so pleased that Asylum Justice helped me bring my family over from Sudan. I was made to feel very welcome by Asylum Justice and appreciate everything they did for me, I will never forget it. While I was safely here, my wife was detained with our first child in Sudan. We ended up losing our little girl who died because of illness brought on by the terrible conditions and no medication given to her in detention. My heart and brain were broken. My wife and I were separated for 10 years before I finally got to be reunited with her. I felt so bad that I was here ...

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Rudi

”It is difficult to find the words to explain how much it means to me what Asylum Justice did. When I was told by my previous solicitors that they could not represent me, I was sent to Asylum Justice. I was scared and the preparation was very difficult. But with the help of Ruth and Hussein, I understood what this moment could mean for my life. I cannot thank Asylum Justice enough, I can now live my life without the worry that I will be sent back to my home country. I am no longer scared. I hope to be able to repay Asylum Justice one day in the future and to share my ...

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