I made a mistake and because of it, on Wednesday 18 May, I will be put on a Home Office deportation flight to the country of my birth and torn apart from my five British children and my family.
Gosh, what sort of 'mistake'..?
Did you tick the wrong box on a government form? I mean, yes, those things can be tricky...
I came to the UK in 2000 at the age of 21. In 2017, I received a four-year sentence for growing cannabis plants.
Oh. You're a drug dealer.
I hold my hands up, I did something wrong, I served two years of that sentence, and would never do anything like that again. I have not committed any further offences. But this government does not accept that people like me deserve a second chance. One mistake and my life and my future have been shattered for ever.
Welp, those are the rules! Why should we keep you here when we don't have to?
I’m a parent; my two youngest children are eight and 10.
And the other three? You claim to have started growing cannabis because of a 'financial crisis' - I'm betting it wasn't child support!
If I am forced on to the plane I know my life will be at risk in the country of my birth. I will be looking over my shoulder 24/7.
Just like natives of this country have to do in certain areas, eh, Mark?