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Stop the deportation of Twane Morgan, former Commonwealth soldier in the British Army

Posted by Tony T for Quens Association on Tue, Jan 29 2019 at 05:09 PM CST:

Stop the deportation of Twane Morgan, former Commonwealth soldier in the British Army

Twane Morgan is a Jamaican man who came to the UK in 2003 as a visitor. He joined the British Army as a Commonwealth soldier in the next year. As a result of being a Commonwealth Soldier in the British Army he became exempt from immigration control as after 5 years service in the British Army he would be eligible for British citizenship.

Twane served in the British Army including two tours in Afghanistan until 2007. He was discharged from the army due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, he did not receive any post-army care.

In Sept 2011 he received a 6 year prison sentence (but served 3) for defending himself against his ex-partner's father who had attacked him with a hammer. They had both been drinking at the time. He was handed a deportation order to Jamaica in December 2014.

Twane has no relatives in Jamaica. His five children are British as is his long term partner and his sister Tenisha. They all live in the UK.

The courts have accepted that when Twane left the army he was not clear which paperwork to fill out so he did not pursue British citizenship. Twane has been left with no immigration status and deemed to be an overstayer. Judges at his appeal and the High Court have expressed pity and regret that there is no redress for him under the law.

Twane's case and this change to the law is supported by his local MP, Preet Gill.

If you would like to support this ex-soldier please sign the petition by going to www.change.org and put in

Stop the deportation of Twane Morgan, former Commonwealth soldier in the British Army

in the search box. Thanks

Yours sincerely,

Alasdair

Alasdair Goulden

Secretary

Queen's Regimental Association

queensregimentassociation@gmail.com

0771 484 4069




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