Care work employees petition British government over deportations

By Staff Reporter

Zimbabweans have joined with other nationals based in the United Kingdom to petition British authorities to allow workers in the care industry to stay in the rich European country if their direct employers lose their licences.

Employer sponsor licenses have been withdrawn by the Home Office because of different issues which are of no fault of the immigrant themselves.

Immigrants and their dependents are then given 60 days to find a new sponsor or face deportation.

Most immigrants left all they know, some sold everything they have because they were moving to a new place with their families to start a new beginning.

Then they could find themselves facing deportation with nothing to go back to, which can cause mass depression to people affected.

“We believe that an immigrant who came in legally should not be blamed or penalised for the mistakes or wrong doings of their sponsors.

“Kindly create another way for them to continue to live and work in the UK legally,” reads the petition in part.

By late Saturday, the petition had garnered 5,613 signatures.

At 10 000 signatures, government will respond to this petition while at 100 000 signatures, the petition will be considered for debate in the British parliament.

The deadline for the petition is 22 September 2024.

All petitions run for 6 months.

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