Corey Stoughton, advocacy director at Liberty, said: “We need a cast-iron commitment that people will no longer have to fear immigration enforcement when seeking urgent medical care.”
The 35-year-old died of a pulmonary embolism less than a week later on March 12. Fusi Motsamai, 35, the woman’s husband, has strongly criticised the Home Office’s handling of his wife’s case.
“If I knew the doctors could share information with the Home Office, I would not tell them everything,” Dalia Omer, a refugee from Sudan said, referring to the British department that oversees immigration and security. She said she might even lie about certain details to protect herself.