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I Am

Migrant Voice

I Am I Am

Amin was an ambitious student who knows what it feels like to be ‘locked down’ because for eight years of his young life he lost his liberty. He was locked out of higher education and locked up in a detention centre. He lost his confidence, his life savings and had to shield his frail parents, in Bangladesh, from the distressing news for fear it would make them ill. 

“It was a trauma. I felt like a prisoner.” 

Amin is one of tens of thousands of international students who had their visas unjustly revoked in 2014. There was no warning. No explanation. “No valid reason,” he says.

He is one of the many affected students who formed a campaign group that turned to the charity Migrant Voice to help get their voices heard in the right places. 

“Whoever you are, from any background, Migrant Voice is happy to embrace you and happy to support you.” 

Three days before the first Covid-19 lockdown Amin received a letter from the Home Office which finally exonerated him. He’d won his appeal. Without the support of Migrant Voice it’s unlikely his voice and the voices of many others would have been heard by those in authority. 

“Migrant Voice gave me a lot of confidence, and most importantly they believed me.” 


Get in touch

Migrant Voice
VAI, 200a Pentonville Road,
N1 9JP

Phone: +44 (0) 207 832 5824
Email: [email protected]

Registered Charity
Number: 1142963 (England and Wales); SC050970 (Scotland)

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