Deathscapes

Perpetual Insecurity Parallax 4 - Bridging Visas

Deathscapes

Samad, centre, wearing a red jacket and Afghanpakul, is a 19-year-old Hazara asylum seeker who lives on a bridging visa in western Sydney. His friends – including Rahim, left, and Shukrullah, right – who arrived at the same time have been granted permanent protection visas, but Samad’s application was delayed until after the legislative changes of August 2012. He has been living on a succession of bridging visas since then and has been told he will never be granted permanent protection. Swinging between anger and uncertainty, he asks why he has been treated differently, 2016. Photo: Abdul Karim Hekmat. Published in The Guardian.


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