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Home Office reverses decision to make stroke victim's wife leave UK

Discussion in 'News from the UK, Europe and the rest of the World' started by HaloHalo, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. HaloHalo
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    HaloHalo Administrator Staff Member

    Either sense prevails or they realise people are getting fed up of their attitude. It was only a few days before that the other side of this story was publicised.



    The wife of a British stroke victim told by the Home Office that he must become the sole carer for their two young children has been told she will receive a right to remain visa after the Guardian highlighted their plight.

    The Home Office had previously insisted Leah Waterman had to return to the Philippines, leaving her husband, Simon – who uses a wheelchair, requires 24-hour supervision to keep him alive and cannot speak, write or reliably understand what is said to him – as the sole carer for their two young British children.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/20/home-office-reverses-decision-stroke-victim-wife-leave-uk
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  2. OTT
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    I'm pleased to hear that for the family's sake , thanks for sharing that story .
    It's not the first time that it's taken bad publicity to get them to reconsider a bad decision .
  3. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member


    thinking about this--it struck me surely the husband must be in receipt of those disability benefits which would exempt him from the financial requirements anyway ?
  4. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Jobsworth boxes need to be ticked in the correct order ?
  5. HaloHalo
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    HaloHalo Administrator Staff Member

    Valid point

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