Crackdown on migrants ‘will endanger lives of Afghans who helped UK’

    Coalition forces at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul,

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    Coalition forces leave a kid at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan (Picture: Reuters)

    An Afghan interpreter hurt while assisting British forces combat the Taliban fears the federal government’s crackdown on migrants puts much more lives at danger.

    New guidelines are targeted at rejecting access to the UK asylum system to anybody getting here irregularly– such as in a little boat crossing the Channel.

    But Rafi Hottak, a previous translator for the UK army in Afghanistan, stated it indicated ex-colleagues who have actually not been provided the sanctuary here they were guaranteed would be left at the grace of Taliban militants.

    Mr Hottak, 36, left Afghanistan in 2011– 4 years after being injured by a surge in Helmand Province– since he had actually gotten hazards.

    He was at first rejected British citizenship, with UK Border Agency authorities declaring he had actually produced his military links, however won on appeal.

    Now settled in Birmingham, he is an accounting professional and father-of-three– and likewise projects for the rights of fellow previous interpreters.

    Rafi Hottak

    Rafi Hottak, a previous translator for the UK army, worries for Afghans who served Nato forces (Picture: Twitter)

    Mr Hottak informed Metro: ‘We are losing valuable lives every day and the majority of them are individuals who have actually served the Nato forces inAfghanistan If the existing plans do not include them, they are required to run away the nation and claim asylum.

    ‘Now if asylum paths are closed, it indicates the UK federal government is taking their basic human immediately and informing them, “I will not save your life even if you have served the Nato forces and I would rather you are killed by the terrorist Taliban”.’

    More than 21,000 Afghans have actually been invited under 2 plans for Afghans who helped UK war efforts. But the Ministry of Defence confessed in January some 71,149 Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy applications were still waiting to be processed.

    Some 4,300 individuals have actually been provided leave to come here however stay in Afghanistan, fearing reprisals from the Taliban for dealing with the British.

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