Keep Alpha Mbodi and his family safe in Sheffield

To: the Right Hon. Jacqui Smith MP, Home Secretary We, the undersigned, support the Mbodi family's claim for asylum and oppose any attempt to deport them. We urge the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, to allow the Mbodi family (Home Officer Ref: M1265007) to stay in the UK on humanitarian grounds. Thank you for your support. ------- Nous, les soussignes, soutiennent la demande d'asile de la famille Mbodi et nous opposons toute tentative de les deporter. Nous faisons appel au ministre de l'interieur de reconsiderer et d'accorder la famille de Mbodi de rester au Royaume-unis dans le cadre humanitaire. Merci de votre soutien. -------

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Alpha Mbodi and his family are from eastern Congo. He fled the Democratic Republic of Congo with his two sons in 2005, fearing the war there would claim the lives of his family. Unfortunately the family were unable to escape together and he was forced to leave his wife and young daughter behind. Alpha and his sons were accommodated in Sheffield shortly after their arrival in the UK. The boys, who are now 15 and 13 years old, are settled at school where they are progressing very well with their education. Alpha, who is a qualified language teacher himself and an active member of the Sheffield Community Church, is keen for them to complete their education in Sheffield as a means to securing their future. His application to remain in the UK has been turned down and he and his sons are facing the prospect of deportation back to eastern Congo, which continues to be ravaged by fighting, civil unrest and insecurity. Please help this family stay in Sheffield by signing the petition.

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