PODCAST The British sounding Afghan teenagers the Home Office wants to deport: An investigation

Over the past year, Bureau reporter Maeve McClenaghan has been investigating the plight of young Afghan men who arrived in Britain many years ago as unaccompanied children seeking asylum.

They have been schooled in Britain, made new friends and developed a love for their adopted country. Yet when they turn 18, their temporary leave to remain runs out. They must reapply for asylum and if (as the statistics suggest is likely to be the case) their claims are rejected, they are deported to Afghanistan, a country they no longer know.

In this podcast, it is possible to tell through their accents just how British they have become. We also speak to lawyers and other experts who say the UK asylum system is failing these children.

You can download the podcast here.

MAIN STORY: 605 FORMER ASYLUM SEEKING MINORS DEPORTED TO KABUL 

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