We here in Yarl’s Wood were very grateful to have the chance with a member of the Home Affairs Committee yesterday, 16/03/18 Stuart McDonald MP
We hope the Home Office will have to face questions from the committee regarding it’s practices and we hope this is will initialise a review of policy and how the Home office implement its policies in the future.
Stuart McDonald MP was very gracious towards us and I feel he shares some of our concerns especially regarding indefinite detention, this is by far one of the more stressful, and equally shameful aspects of detention and we hope a limit will be introduced soon.
We truly hope our concerns will be addressed seriously as the Home Office have as yet made no reply to acknowledge or address our demands, and indeed when Home Office officials took our names under the pretence of a reply being made to us regarding our demands, they instead began to actively accelerate our cases and some of our number have been deported or have received negative outcomes to applications.
We fear we are not being taken seriously by Caroline Nokes, Amber Rudd or the whole Home Office department as they continue to oppress us with punitive measures and discredit our cause and each of us as individuals.
We are still locked away in this quiet part of Bedford and we struggle every day to keep fighting for basic human rights as well as our own personal battles and the longer we are detained the more difficult it is for us to see any positive outcome.
We are without liberty, without rights, and almost without hope.