A petition has been launched on Change.org urging the UK Border Agency not to evict Cha Matty, an asylum seeker, from the G4S hostel in which she has been living.
Cha Matty, who has a two-year-old daughter appeared in front of a select committee and journalists, and spoke of conditions at the hostel, following which she has been faced with eviction.
The Stockton hostel where Cha stayed for one year has been critised relating the conditions and privacy of it's residents.
Journalist at The Guardian, Zoe Williams, started the petition on Change.org on Tuesday, it reads:
James Wharton MP
Lisa Killham, Children's Officer, UK Border Agency
Jeremy Oppenheim, Director of Immigration and Settlement, UK Border Agency
Do not evict Cha Matty.
Cha Matty, asylum seeker mother with a two-year-old daughter, blew the whistle on conditions at a G4S run hostel three months ago.
She appeared in front of a select committee, and spoke to journalists. Now the UK Border Agency are evicting her and stopping all financial support, leaving them both destitute.
The given reason for the eviction is that she has failed to return a form; in fact, she has returned it twice.
Please reconsider and do not evict Cha.