This video provides us the hate on how British people have on refugees and asylum seekers who try to get to Britain. British people don’t like migrants from Islamic countries coming into Britain because they cause all sorts of problems, taking British people jobs, and taking up there space. British people say that migrants cause enough problem while the country has enough problems. This video has a very strong message towards the refugees and asylum seekers, British people don’t like refugees because many people from the British people have died trying to fight the Taliban. All the British people want is for the refugees to go to rich neighboring countries or other rich European countries from where there from. And not go to the UK. This article does not really define what an asylum seeker is or a refugee but instead tell us how much hate they have for the refugees and asylum seekers. But the refugees try to protect themselves but can’t because they find it very hard to speak and understand English. Sade and Femi will not be welcomed as they wanted to or expected to according to this video because British people don’t like people coming into their countries. Authorities can accept them if Mrs. Bankole takes them, one thing is that the public won’t accept them as for who they are. The only thing they can receive from the public is hate and discomfort.
This article by UK’s INDEPENT FACTCHECKING CHARITY provides us with how the UK deals with asylum seekers and refugees. According to UK’s INDEPENT FACTCHECKING CHARITY in 2016, 39,000 asylum seekers applications forms were received that’s also including dependent family member. Most of these applications come from Asian and African countries, All these asylum seekers are counted a part of those 600,000 immigrants to the UK in the 12 months to September 2016, but most who come study or work. This article also defines the meaning of an asylum seeker and a refugee, a refugee is someone who fled their own country because of being afraid, racial problems, religion, social group and or a political opinion. An asylum seeker is a person who applied to homes of refugees or one of those other forms of international protection, and who is waiting on a decision about their application. Refugees who arrived in the UK when they were a child and now they are older they might or might not consider themselves refugees. In 2015 there was an estimate of 123,000 refugees in the UK, that’s around 0.2 of UK’s population. This article connects to the novel ‘The Other Side of Truth’ ¬¬¬¬because Sade and Femi will land in the UK will be illegal for a while until Mrs. Bankole decides to take Sade and Femi to the authorities they will apply as asylum seekers, but one concern is that Mrs. Bankole does not really care about the children and she will not really bother taking them to the authorities so that they can apply for asylum seekers, but instead leave them on the streets and let them do what they want. If they do apply for asylum seekers they have a 50% chance of living in the UK and 50% chance of going to Nigeria as stated by the UK law.
This article by British Red Cross gives us with stats and facts about refugee’s and asylum seekers who try to enter the UK. According to British Red Cross more than 55 percent of the world’s refugees come from just three countries, 5.5 million refugees from Syria, 2.5 million refugees from Afghanistan, 1.4 million refugees from south Sudan. And also receive 38,500 asylum seekers application in 2016. The number of applications received might seem high, but it’s still not as much like other European countries like Sweden, German (587,346) and France. This article by British Red Cross gives us the meaning for asylum seekers as people who arrive in the UK and declare themselves to the authorities. All those who apply for asylum seekers can stay in the UK while a choice is made for them about the application and allowance for staying in the UK. This is different for refugees, refugees have a right to stay in the country because their lives are in danger if they go back to their country, in the UK there’s an international law that refugees could bring in their family so that they can live together, and also can stay there for however long they want. This article by British Red Cross, connects to the novel “The Other Side of Truth” that we’re reading in class. The reason why is that Sade and Femi will arrive in the UK without any legal paper/ or legal passports. If Sade and Femi take action and go to the authorities they’ll be considered asylum seekers, but the only problem to this is that Mrs. Bankole will never take them there because she does not really care and know the children. But both Mrs. Bankole and Dele would not do anything because they do not care for the child.