“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 girl who moved to the UK with her mother when she was 10. She didn’t know she didn’t have a visa until she left College. She applied for one but the UKBA wanted to deport her. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I forced the UKBA to follow their own rules and grant her leave to remain.”
“Today I helped a woman who was going through a divorce. She had severe dyslexia and could not comprehend the paperwork for the divorce and related financial matters. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to go through the papers with her so they were all in order.”
“Today I met a woman who alleged her husband’s family arranged for her to be gang raped by unknown men. Her husband failed to acknowledge it, choosing to believe his parents. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, her allegations were determined and upheld in a family court.”