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Deportation-threatened Bradford student given leave to stay in UK for next three years
By Mark Stanford, T&A Reporter
CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after a Bradford student with Down syndrome who was threatened with deportation has been granted a three-year leave to stay in the UK.
Memory Juma, 22, came to Bradford from her native Malawi ten years ago after facing prejudice in her village because of her condition and faced violence if she was deported.
She has now been given limited leave to remain in the UK for the next three years by the Home Office.
Her family and supporters were given written confirmation from the Home Office via the UK Visas and Immigration team.
As a baby, Ms Juma was kept indoors by her grandmother because of people’s talk of witchcraft and of evil, according to her family.
As she got older, she was called a “witch-child”.
Three of her family members were given indefinite leave to remain in the UK by the immigration and nationality department at the Home Office in October last year
But Ms Juma’s application was submitted separately and supporters had to wait an additional five months to find out it had been successful.
This latest application comes three years after her friends successfully fought a previous threat to deport her. Her new application for limited leave to remain in the UK runs until February 23, 2019.
Supporter Dominic Wall, who has worked to safeguard Ms Juma’s legal rights and was her head teacher at Southfield Grange up to 2013, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the application for Memory has been granted.
“This time it means she will be able to legally apply for permanent residency at the end of that three-year period.
“With the support of the people of Bradford we have been able to bring a family together under one roof and end what has been a very tough period for them.
“I would like to thank the people of Bradford for their generosity towards Memory.
“Her family are really grateful for the Bradford community’s help and for what they have done.
“They said they were really happy and excited by the decision.
“We had a fantastic boost from the public support with the appeal.”
This latest application came three years after her friends successfully fought a previous threat to deport her.
Supporters needed to find the £5,000 to pay for the family’s applications which included the cost of an NHS surcharge, set at £200 per year and £150 per year for students.
The appeal was organised by Mr Wall and teachers and supporters at Bradford College.
The surcharge was brought in after the family was granted three years ‘leave to remain’ in 2012.
Bradford College student Ms Juma attends HFT’s weekly session at the learning zone in Preston Street in Bradford.