The backlog of this current asylum system is a result of several factors, including the lack of resources, legal complexities and a high volume of demand. This has been worsened by delays and inactivity as a result of the UK lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an interview with ABC News, shortly after her citizenship was removed, Begum said, ‘I felt like my whole world fell apart right in front of me. You know, especially the way I was told. I wasn’t even told by a government official. I had to be told by journalists.’