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Petition — Immigration (Sivarajah Suganthan)

– in the House of Commons at 4:27 pm on 13th January 2011.

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Photo of Stephen Williams Stephen Williams Liberal Democrat, Bristol West 4:27 pm, 13th January 2011

This is a petition concerning my constituent Sivarajah Suganthan. Siva is a native of Sri Lanka, but he has lived in the UK since he was 14 years of age and is now aged 26. The case of that particular asylum seeker has aroused much concern right across the city of Bristol, and I should particularly like to thank the Bristol Refugee Rights centre for co-ordinating and collecting the signatures of approximately 800 people in the city and further afield who wish to express their support for Siva.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Bristol West, and others,

Declares that the Petitioners support Sivarajah Suganthan, a fellow Bristolian who has previously been detained in Campsfield detention centre, awaiting deportation to Sri Lanka.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons asks the Home Secretary to reconsider Sivarajah's case.

And the Petitioners remain, etc. [P000877]