Asylum seeker bemoans delays hitting work ambitions

2023-05-30 15:16:01  • 2 mins

By Bongi Msimanga & Caroline Gall

BBC News West Midlands

An asylum seeker says she and others like her are keen to work after leaving behind abuse for a better life in the UK, but are unable to while the government stalls on their futures.

The 36-year-old mother-of-two is based in Stoke-on-Trent after arriving near Birmingham from Albania in 2016.

Wishing to remain anonymous, she says she cannot make long-term plans with a question mark hanging over her status.

The government says it is taking action to clear a backlog of claims.

Last week, the Home Office launched an ad campaign targeting Albanian nationals to deter them from migrating to the UK.

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