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At the age of 19, the mother of two boys, Basirat was already living on her own in the street of her country Nigeria. All her family members had all died and she was left all alone. Later on, the poor, defenceless Basirat got married with a man whom she had 2 children with. Basirat was forced to share a room with her children and her husband's abusive brother. Basirat's brother in law raped her a number of times and suffered watching her children brutally beaten by the idiotic man her two boys had to call uncle. She had no where to turn to for support, as her husband was always at work and all her family had already passed, she was powerless against her husband's brother. As time went on the violence at home only got worse. It was three times Basirat applied for asylum in the UK and was denied the first two times, but time came and her and her boys were granted refuge in the UK.
Referring to Sade and Femi, two children that come from a working class family with no experience of what it feels like to be abused or tortured, are planning to try and live in the UK. Sade and Femi's family would sound as if they were "pretty okay" compared to a lot of the other situations families have been through trying to enter the UK. Sade and Femi would simply not be a government's first choice to grant refuge to.
Firstly, Prime Minister David Camren had stated that the UK is willing to take in more and more Syrian refugees, from and 2015 to 2020. The UN (United Nations) will help the UK government identify Syrians that are in serious need that can gain refuge in the UK. These Syrians are prioritised in three different categories which are, Women and Children, the Disabled and Survivors from violence and torture. Before anyone is to gain refuge in England, the UK government will run security checks deciding whom to let into the UK. People whom are permitted access to live in the UK by the government, join what's called the "Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme". This scheme relocates refugees all around England, for example places such as Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Bradford and many other cities around the UK. The first year of any refugee's stay in the UK is helped paid for by the UK Government Aid Budget. The United Kingdom is the second largest Aid donor to Syrian refugees.
Relating this to Sade and Femi continues to shows how serious and cautious the United Kingdom government is when dealing with asylum seekers and refugees trying to gain refuge in the UK. There are firstly to many other people that are more in demand of safety and peace than Sade and Femi are. An example being women and children that come from countries of war, disabled people that are unable to support themselves with basic human needs and the survivors of the violence and the torture from these countries of war, such as Syria. Secondly, even when Sade and Femi get to the UK, they'd most likely go through sercurity checks, this would put both Sade and Femi at risk of being caught traveling illegally, which could mean they'd be sent back to Nigeria.
It is estimated that 65 million people throughout the world have been forced to leave their country of origin, due to the increase in extended amounts of conflicts. 22 million people out of the 65 million, have become refugees. It is estimated that 118,995 of these refugees have fled to the United Kingdom for protection and peace. In 2016 the UK alone received 38,500 asylum seekers applying to obtain asylum in the UK.
As the UK is currently and continues to become welcoming to refugees around the world, Sade and Femi would not be seen as a priority by the UK refugee regulations. Sade and Femi are from a higher working class family back in Nigeria, so if they were to seek asylum in England, they'd most likely be questioned or told to wait until more serious deals were dealt with. Another option, would be for uncle Dele to apply both Sade and Femi for long term residence Visas and if matters got worse in Nigeria they could perhaps continue to apply for this particular Visa. This is only a possibility if Folrain were to put down on paper that his brother, Uncle Dele is eligible to become both Sade and Femi's legal guardian.
Tens of thousands of refugees apply to seize protection in the United Kingdom. In 2015 at the conservative party conference, A woman by the name Theresa May made a notorious speech, stating that refugees in the United Kingdom would be given temporary protection, that would depend entirely on the state of their country of origin.
Sade and Femi might not be given the chance to live in the UK, as their reason for asylum is more personal than it is general. This meaning that it is likely they won't be let into the country as refugees because there are other people coming from countries of war, that are more in need than Sade and Femi.