Dec 15th, 2014
Petition hand-in: Don’t deport Wadih
By Amy Lockwood
There’s a horrible proposal by the Home Office to deport Wadih, a Lebanese man with Down’s syndrome who’s lived in the UK for 17 years. Wadih was forced to leave Beirut after being targeted for his disability. If he’s removed from his loving family and sent to Lebanon there will be no-one there to care for him and protect him.
People all over the UK have come together to campaign for Wadih to stay. Yvonne, a 38 Degrees member from Leicester, started a petition on the Campaigns By You site back in the summer when she heard the news. Over 80,000 people have signed it so far!
Today we delivered the petition to the Home Office. Yvonne came down from Leicester – and Wadih, his brother and friends came along too. Now the Home Secretary Theresa May will know just how many people are watching her decision.
Click here to sign the petition. Even though it’s been handed in, every signature still counts and builds on the pressure on the Home Office.
Hopefully we’ll be able to update you on the campaign soon.