I recently posted a 114-tweet long thread on Twitter on the spectrum of hurt caused by the UK immigration system’s hostile environment. This post is a copy of that thread in blog form.
After 9 years in the UK, I’m finally a permanent resident.
If your instinct is to congratulate me, don’t. Don’t congratulate me on surviving a cruel immigration system.
Instead, I need you to:
I have been intentionally keeping my mouth shut on this topic because I didn’t feel I had a right or that it was safe for me to speak out while my life here was considered ‘temporary’. …