An unlawful immigrant caught in a ‘catch-22’ as a result of he can’t be deported regardless of seeing his bid for asylum rejected has been jailed for using a fake ID to try to get a job.
Mahmoud Alshamy, 22, was arrested final November after flashing the bogus residence allow card to bosses at a meat processing plant in Merthyr Tydfil.
He sneaked into the nation 4 and a half years in the past claiming to have fled the civil struggle in Syria, however that has not been verified.
The paperwork acknowledged he had refugee standing with permission to work and was legitimate by way of to March 2022.
In actuality his software for asylum was refused, however uncertainty about the place he comes from means the federal government has to this point declined to deport him.
Defending, Adam Sharp informed Cardiff Crown Court: ‘It is a catch-22.’
Prosecutor Byron Broadstock stated Alshamy utilized for the place of manufacturing operative by way of an company.
He added: ‘The agency was suspicious of this document. They believed it may not be genuine. The document was checked and found to be counterfeit.’
When arrested Alshamy admitted the small print had been cast and stated he’d received it from a good friend as a result of he couldn’t acquire a job legally.
Mr Sharp informed the courtroom he was discovering the language barrier in jail tough, having spent eight weeks in custody, however is using the time to enhance his English.
Alshamy, of no fastened handle, admitted using a false id doc and was jailed for six months. He should additionally pay a £122 sufferer surcharge.