She is now struggling to cope with her brother's health needs as his condition has deteriorated, in addition to caring for her young children. A mum who is fit and strong and could do all that for him. It just doesn’t make any sense.” Sophia’s other son, who has just turned 17, is living alone in London, sleeping on friends' floors.“He has to go to hospital appointments every month. “Every single day I have to remind him, in addition to having my own three kids as well. Without a strong role model, Sophia and Ruth both said they feared he could turn to drink, drugs, or become involved with gangs. Sophia told “As a mother, no words can describe how I feel being stuck in this prison as my kids need me more than ever," she said.Like Sophia, many of those due to board the highly controversial charter flight have lived in the UK for decades.Some arrived as small children and say they do not remember the country they are being sent back to."Why are they punishing my family for something minor I did as a troubled kid?They are tearing families apart.” Because she is not an asylum seeker, Sophia had no access to legal aid and could not afford a solicitor to take on her immigration case for several months.
If her mother is deported, Ruth said she does not know what the Home Office intends to do with her brothers.“When these men come, they don’t come in one, they come like four big strong men and force you," she said."They come and put a restrainer around you, even if you are not struggling with them they restrain you, like they put a belt around you, so your hands are clamped to the side." She added: “Honestly it is really, really, really scaring me. There was this girl, she came back, all of her chest was crushed and her arm was bleeding," she continued.A mother of three whose youngest son suffers from a serious blood disorder, is to be forcibly deported to Jamaica tomorrow, despite having lived in the UK for more than 25 years.Sophia, who asked to be identified by her first name only, is being held at the notorious Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre ahead of a secretive charter flight, which is expected to take around 100 people to the Caribbean country.