(Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab)
My constituent queued for 20 hours to get into the Baron hotel; she was trying to protect her baby daughter from the Taliban, who were firing shots and using tear gas. She was evacuated, but her nightmare did not end there; her daughter’s emergency passport has expired, and her brother languishes in a Greek camp, seriously ill. He was a supreme court judge and he faces certain death if he goes back to Afghanistan. When I raise these issues with the Home Office, I get no response whatsoever. Can we not do better?
A constituent queued for 20hrs under fire from the Taliban, to get to the Baron Hotel in #Afghanistan, all while protecting her baby. Now her child’s emergency visa has expired. Her brother is sick in a refugee camp, yet Ministers wont even respond when I raise the case. pic.twitter.com/lzDrmkxchQ
— Chi Onwurah ? (@ChiOnwurah) May 27, 2022