UK: We came from Romania to build a life, and were locked up for sleeping rough

We were in Yarl’s Wood for 26 days with no idea when we were getting out. I felt like killing myself

We come from Romania. We left for the reasons most people do. It’s a corrupt country. If you have money you can do what you like, but if you have nothing, you can’t even get a doctor to treat you.

So we left. For twelve years we lived in Spain. It was difficult to find work that paid enough to live on but we survived. Marineta worked as a carer and Teofil did lots of different jobs.

In 2016 we decided to try our luck in the UK. We were curious about what life here was like. We hoped to find better-paid work, and improve our quality of life.

more:    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/immigration-brexit-yarls-wood-a7832456.html

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