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Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ YC’z śemfl trītmnt v Ycreńnz: nt an axidnt

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on Wednesday 9 March 2022)

Ẃl uɖr cuntriz welcm refyjīz, Britn’z rspons hz bn ceotic n cruwl

Wnzde, 9 Marć 2022

At ɖ start v ɖ wīc, ɖ Hom Ofis bostd v unpresdntd ax́n, dclerñ breʈlisli: “Ɖ YC guvnmnt’s Ycren faṃliscīm z ɖ frst vīẓscīm in ɖ wrld t lōnć sins Prezidnt Pūtin’z inveźn v Ycren.” It wz a telñ asrśn, nt onli bcz it z ɖ sort v caẓ́li mslidñ clem w hv groun yst t fṛm ɖ homsecṛtri, Priti Ptél, n Boris Jonsn, bt olso bcz it xpresz a brōdr truʈ abt ɖ YC’z trītmnt v refyjīz.

Ɖ stetmnt wz facć̣li tru – bt onli bcz Ycreńnz d nt nīd vīzaz t entr ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn, n ɖ YC hd t b stroñ-armd intu brōḍnñ its rstrictiv deḟniśn v “clos reḷtivz”. Mor ɖn 2 miłn ppl hv iscept ɖ wor, bt ɖ YC hz axptd onli 760 v 22,000 apḷceśnz so far. A secnd scīm, yt t bgin, wl alǎ indivijlz n orġnîześnz t sponsr Ycreńnz – agn, ćeripicñ victimz v wor rɖr ɖn rspctñ ɖ inṭnaśnl cnvnśn setñ ǎt ɖer rîts. Mz Ptél spouc v a ny hymaṇterịn rùt, onli fr Dǎnñ Strīt t swiftli rūl ɖt ǎt. Az wɖ ɖ asîḷmsistm oṿol, ɖ aproć z grujñ, inifiśnt n ovrli byṛcratic, in larj part bcz it z dzînd t cīp ppl ǎt.

Ẃt mīgr hlp z biyñ ofrd hz bn dogd bî cnfyźn n contṛdix́n. Ɖ homsecṛtri promist ś hd “srjd a Hom Ofis tīm” t hlp at Calais, bt faṃliz hu hd travld ovr a ʈǎznd mîlz faund a fy ofiślz gvñ ǎt pacits v crisps, n wr tld t g t Paris or Bruslz t aplî. Ɖen a ny “pop-up” sntr in Lille, stl 70 mîlz fṛm Calais, wz anǎnst; it nǎ apirz ɖt it wl nɖr tec wōc-in apḷceśnz nr ofr apôntmnts bt dīl wɖ bîometrics fr ɖ “most vulnṛbl” v ɖz trōṃtîzd ppl. Wn Ycreńn muɖr n dōtr md et trips t ɖ YC vīza-prosesñ sntr in Paris, tū trips t ɖ Britiś consyḷt ɖr n wn trip t ɖ Britiś emḅsi. Īvn aftr obtenñ ɖ c’rect vīzaz, ɖe wr dtend fr a secnd tîm bî YC Bordrfors ofiślz in Calais.

Plenti v refyjīz cd tsṭfî t ɖ incompitns n inhymaṇti v ɖ YC’z asîḷmsistm. Ɖ difṛns ɖs tîm z ɖt acrs Yṛp, includñ in plesz prīvịsli xtrimli hostîl t mîgṛnts n refyjīz, ɖr z gretr public simṗʈi fr ẃît Yṛpiynz fliyñ ɖer homz. Ɖ mīņis v ɖ YC guvnmnt’s aproć z nt ny; it z mor viẓbl ɖs tîm, hvr, bcz it z nt onli ǎt v step wɖ dmestic public opińn bt strîcñli at odz wɖ ɖ welcm nǎ ofrd bî uɖr neśnz. Moldova, wn v ɖ puríst cuntriz in Yṛp, wɖ a popyleśn v jst 4 miłn, hz tecn mor ɖn 80,000 Ycreńnz.

Ɖ YC’z fełr t hlp Ycreńn refyjīz z nt an axidnt, ɖo its inepttyd hz wrsnd ɖ plît v mni. It z poṣbl t hv a hymen n ifiśnt asîḷmsistm, bt nt ẃn y pṛmot sterịtîps v refyjīz az a ʈret n a brdn. Ɖ guvnmnt hz clozd of sef rùts – ẃl its naṣ́naḷti-n-bordrz bil sīcs t crimiṇlîz ɖoz hu arîv hir bî ireğlr mīnz. Ycreńnz r ɖ lêtist victimz v its cruwlti.

Instroduction to Ñspel

10/03/2022

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