A teacher who just flew to Manchester Airport should be told that the ‘computer system was out’ so his residence cannot be checked whenever he feels ‘weak’ every time he flies in this country.
Enrique Benitez, a 28-year-old Spanish teacher and consultant based in downtown Manchester, said a Border Force officer asked him to reveal his Spanish identity when he arrived at Terminal One from Barcelona on Tuesday evening.
However, he asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture and that his confession had been obtained through torture, but that his confession had been obtained through torture. Is.
Instead, he was asked to troll his own e-mails for the document, which the government had sent confirming his position – although he specifically said it was only personal records. And cannot be used as proof of ‘settled status’. In the UK.
Although Enrique said the officer in question treated him with respect, the incident made him feel threatened about his life in the UK despite living here for six years.
He said: “I think this is such an important part of the stability of the country that he can enter it and go home and it doesn’t feel like whenever I go abroad I risk my life, my friends. , Endangering my work and home.
“I know this is an ongoing problem that a lot of people are facing. Whenever we go abroad we are in a weak position because we have no way to physically prove that we have residency in the UK.
Enrique, who went to Barcelona for an interview with a Spanish firm based in the UK, said it was fortunate that he still had the e-mail that received the entry. He added: “I could have deleted it because he says it’s just for my own records.
“At first I couldn’t find it, it took me many years. I showed him my passport and my ID card and it didn’t help.
“I have never felt threatened by an officer, which has happened before, but I feel like I have no way to get the right to stay here, as I literally do,” he said. Border officers come to everyone. When I enter the country, like every time I enter the country, I need to prove something.
When Enrique highlighted his ordeal on Twitter, he met a ‘small minority’ of people who asked him to ‘go home’, while the majority was supportive.
They were also alerted in response to a campaign run by The Three Million, an organization that advocates for EU residents in the UK, calling for formal ID cards for people with “settled status”.
Manchester Evening News The UK Border Force, which handles immigration at Manchester Airport, has been contacted for comment.