Sam, 18, is a victim of domestic abuse. Sam is without legal status even though he is entitled to British citizenship. He has no choice but to continue living in a violent home. Given Sam’s lack of legal status he is unable to access any help from the authorities.
The UK is and has always been Sam’s home. Sam was born here; he has always lived here; he is as British as any of his peers; he has a statutory right to British citizenship. But to register his citizenship right, Sam must pay the £1,206 Home Office registration fee. Devastatingly, the Home Office does not consider Sam eligible for a fee waiver because he is now an adult. £1,206 now stands between Sam the promise of safety. Your donations can bring this promise to reality and are hugely appreciated.
Sam is one of many young adults, who, without their citizenship, continue to be deprived of the security of full and equal recognition of their membership of the UK, their home country – and, as in Sam’s case, the victim of domestic or other abuse from which they cannot escape. Other harms done to young people such as Sam include profound feelings of alienation, social exclusion (such as been prevented from working or studying) and even Home Office attempts to detain and exile them from their own country.
Your donations will actively help Sam and other young people like Sam, bringing them to safety. After helping Sam to raise the required fee for the Home Office application your donations will be used by PRCBC to help other young people who are unable to find the money necessary to enable their life changing application to be made to secure their British citizenship rights, and with that hope and safety.
Thank you, you are enormously appreciated.