“Today I met a man who believed the UK Government was complicit in his torture. During interrogations abroad, his torturers asked questions that indicated the UK worked with them. He believed UK agents were present at times. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I sought disclosure, questioned UK authorities & investigated his allegations.
THIS CASE WOULD BE BARRED BY THE “RESIDENCE TEST”.
EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.”
“Today I met a father of 2 British kids who had been deported from the UK. He committed a crime & was deported with no regard for his children or his rehabilitation whilst in prison. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I got his deportation order revoked & reunited him with his children.”
“Today I met a young man who claimed asylum because he was wanted for smuggling political materials into Iran. He was refused asylum by a judge who didn’t believe him and made legal errors when determining his case. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I appealed and he was granted asylum.”
“Today I met the single father of a young adult with learning difficulties. The local authority removed his son from his care, placing him in a respite facility & depriving him of his liberty. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I successfully applied to the Court of Protection to have his son return home.”