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Thrown Out in the Cold in Sutton!

The UK Home Office in a recent decision threw out the application for Indefinite Leave to Remain of an honest, hardworking family with children after fourteen months waiting in the cold. Although they submitted a new application and are still waiting for a decision, the Home Office has curtailed their right to work. The family of Debbie and Segun Obafemi and their two little children, one of them disabled, received the sad news when their employers terminated their appointments with immediate effect. Both Segun and Debbie have lived and worked in the UK for 10 to 12 years and have never at any time being on the wrong side of the law. They have made the UK their home and fully integrated themselves into life in the community here. But caseworkers at the Home Office have sent this young family out in the cold with no means of survival, as they are not allowed to earn a living while they wait for an outcome, which could take up to six months! We appeal to the local MP and the political elite to rally round this family and help the Home Office find a solution with a human face.

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  • Jonathan Alawo5 months ago
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    5 months ago
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    5 months ago

    UPDATE 1 of 3: Debbie received a letter from the Home Office last Wednesday. Her application for indefinite leave to remain, based on long residence, was refused, but they have said that she is eligible to apply for 2 and a half years limited leave to remain which she would have to renew every 2 and a half years for the next 10 years, then make a separate application for her two children to be given limited leave each time she renews. She has said that this is extremely costly. They are yet to hear about Segun's application

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  • Jonathan Alawo5 months ago
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    5 months ago

    Update 2 of 3: Debbie and Segun's lawyer says that they have the option to challenge the decision, but this will require a judicial review in court, with associated costs. They have sought advice on legal costs and been informed that they don't qualify for legal aid because they are not asylum seekers. So their only option is to find pro bono solicitors which they are looking for via their local migrant network charity.

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Page last updated on: 4/18/2018 2:59 PM



  • Kyle Cullen

    Kyle Cullen

    Apr 18, 2018

    My thoughts are with you and your family Debbie, looking forward to some positive news in the near future!


  • Anna Burns

    Anna Burns

    Apr 17, 2018

    Lots of love to Debbie and Family xxxx

  • Kate McDermott

    Kate McDermott

    Mar 26, 2018

    Thanks Jon- Sending love and luck to Debbie, Segun, David and Faith xxxx


  • Nicola Williams

    Nicola Williams

    Mar 25, 2018


  • Jamie Lloyd

    Jamie Lloyd

    Mar 21, 2018

    Let's hope common sense and decency prevail.


  • stuart powles

    stuart powles

    Mar 21, 2018

    Thanks for all you're doing on behalf of Debbie and her family. Cheers Stuart.


  • Beverley Hodgkins

    Beverley Hodgkins

    Mar 21, 2018

    I hope this help Debbie and family a little bit. Sorry it cannot be more.


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