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Deaf boy who fled death threats in Iraq may be deported

The family of a six-year-old deaf boy who fled Iraq because of death threats from extremists have told ITV News Central they're devastated after being told they face being deported.

Lawand Hamad Amin has learned to use sign language at a special school in Derby.

Teachers there are amazed by his progress. His family is now worried that being forced to leave could have a big impact on his development and well being.

The Home Office says,

The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it but it is only fair that we do not shoulder the burden of asylum claims that should rightly be considered by other countries.

Asylum seekers should claim in the first safe country they arrive in. Where there is evidence that an asylum seeker is the responsibility of another European country we will seek to return them there.

– Home Office Spokesperson