23rd March 2019
To whom this may concern,
I am writing this letter as a sponsor and reference for -------- and his asylum application. I first met ----- at --------------------, in New Cross in the snowy March of 2018. I was completing my final year at Gold, University of London and ----- was living with his aunt in -------- while working at ---------- ----------.
We struck up an impromptu conversation in the smoking area of the pub. After having exchanged our life stories, our mutual interests in languages, art, economics, and our gay identity, we decided to keep in contact. He was kind enough to correct my French, although I was not able to repay his effort since his English is flawless. This encounter developed into a long-lasting and profound friendship through dinner parties, instant messaging, sharing our writing, and visits to galleries and bars. There was also a sexual component to our friendship for several months while we were both in London. However, due to my relocation to Birmingham to be closer to my family; we mutually decided to return to a more platonic friendship.
During my time with -----, I have found him to be a responsible, kind, loving person who has integrated well and easily into British society: able to enact British values of tolerance, compassion, individual liberty, and respect for our laws and customs. As a result, I am happy to put myself forward as a personal reference for his asylum application since I believe, and have seen, his positive contributions to British Society. On a more personal note, -----supported me emotionally through my final year of university; not just because of the difficulty of my course, but also because during that time my family had been dysfunctional for some time but was disintegrating due to a serious act of domestic violence resulting in criminal charges. I believe I would not have completed my studies successfully without -----’s comfort and support; and thus I wish him to remain in the UK and help him in his time of need.
I hope ----- will be granted the asylum he needs to continue living in peace and safety as a gay man. He has patiently explained to me the problems of being a gay man in ----------: the political instability and the strength of fundamentalist Christian belief that enables homophobic violence ; as well as the lack of a gay community. This all propagates feelings of alienation and abjection for any gay individual. If he is forced to return to ----------, I would dread to think what would happen to my dear friend and former lover.
My mother, ----------, who is a commercial real estate lawyer and partner with -------- --- and who I live with, is acquainted with my friendship and history with -----. She is also willing to Henri in his asylum application and his further integrationand settling in Britain and British Society. I am also more than happy to send any documents needed to assist Henri in his asylum application process and even being interviewed if necessary. I thank you for reading this letter, and I hopeyou will accept -----’s asylum application.
from a law carrying barley