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Nicoye Belongs Here

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Nicoye moved to England when he was 5 years old in 1993. In 1995 Nicoye’s family moved to Ardwick, where they lived for the next 15 years.

Nicoye started school at Plymouth Grove Primary School; afterwards he went to Cedar Mount High School; then to Mancat College for two year studying accident & repair bodywork, which he passed. In his third and last year he was arrested for street robbery, where he served 3 months in a young offenders institute.

When Nicoye got out he started back at College, but 3 months later Nicoye was caught with drugs, which was an immediate breach of his license and was recalled to prison. He served 10 months and then was deported.

Nicoye is now 24 and in Jamaica; in a country he wasn’t raised in and knows nothing about. He has no close family or friends; he’s suffering over there and struggling to fend for himself, he’s not used to the lifestyle, and hasn’t adapted to it. He misses his family, close friends and the community he grew up in. Nicoye cannot get a job over there, as he speaks in an English accent and is often asked why is he over there which means he has to explain about his past which leads employers to not want to employ him due to his criminal past. He is basically treated like an outsider. Nobody is willing to help him over there and he has to rely on his mum to send him money or he does not get fed. He feels lonely, and frustrated with stress, which is slowly deteriorating his mental health.

We are Nicoyes’ family and friends and we are here to make a stand against his unfair deportation. We will campaign for as long as it takes to bring Nicoye home.

For more information please visit www.rapar.org.uk


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