What’s happening to asylum seekers in Britain

Sorry,  no jokes today. I just read a post by a Ugandan seeking asylum in Britain. She’s being held the Yarl’s Wood detention center and is on a hunger strike. Let it serve as a quick introduction to the craziness and cruelty of the current British approach to immigration. Her post isn’t an easy fit here, but the world isn’t all jokes, and as a fellow immigrant, although a far luckier one, I can’t just walk past without calling attention to it.

I found the post in Phil Davis’s A Darkened Room. He works with asylum seekers and writes well and knowledgeably about their struggles.

32 thoughts on “What’s happening to asylum seekers in Britain

    • The number of refugees is immense, and countries they’re pouring into seem to want to deal with the situation by sticking their fingers in their ears and saying, “It’s not happening and if we do nothing for them they’ll all go home anyway.” It’s horrifying.


  1. Thanks for the post! This is just outrageous! I am angry now! I think that Britain government is forgetting that immigrants are people too and they deserve at least to be treated with respect! And if we so western civilization, shouldn’t we take care more for people who seeking for help from the less developed countries . All those immigrants camps etc How all those happened! So shameful!

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  2. Chilling yes: here one of the parties that could end up in the government (one vote out of six) has pledged to send ALL immigrants who haven’t got legal status yet back to their home countries….

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  3. I am not a fan of this government, but this, along with other news I have been following makes me ashamed of them.

    The simple fact is Britain is probably responsible for 80% of other countries troubles. We need to stop ignoring our past, accept we were arseholes and try and make it right

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  4. Thank you for sharing this. Here in America we need to be reminded that our problems are not the only ones on the planet…and maybe not the most serious !

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    • Many thanks. I’m flattered. And if this is the post you’ll be linking to, I’m glad to have the original writer’s predicament publicized. It’s important that she not be forgotten.


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