I thought this title was rather apt, because the power that the UKBA have over my life feels like they are the king of me. I know that others out there have written about the incompetency of the UKBA and the ordeals that they put us immigrants through and I have found these very useful in my quest for a visa and the afflictions of dealing with the UKBA. I appreciate they are only trying to do their jobs, I am also only trying to vent my grief and hopefully provide a place for us to share our experiences.
http://turbotasticaltales.com/2013/11/11/theres-no-place-like-home/ – UK Ancestry visa rejected and has been since deported. Regular posts about the experiences and dealing with the UKBA. I have located a few resources in my search and have shared them below: Hopefully you find them useful as well.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/blog/2013/jan/24/uk-border-agency-your-stories – The Guardian website giving you a place to share your UK border Agency stories.
http://www.nus.org.uk/en/get-involved/welfare-and-student-rights/share-your-ukba-story/ For students – Share your UK border Agency story.
*Why do people move? What makes them uproot and leave everything they’ve known for a great unknown beyond the horizon? Why climb this Mount Everest of formalities that makes you feel like a beggar? Why enter this jungle of foreignness where everything is new, strange and difficult? The answer is the same the world over: people move in the hope of a better life.
(Life of Pi, Yann Martel)”
This extract is from the case stories website: http://www.case-stories.org/migration/. “Case stories is a trans-disciplinary project on migration, dying and care. Using oral histories, stories and art, the aim is to better understand the pain of social exclusion and to build a digital archive of experiences of transnational dying. The site is developing with the project.”