Immigration row family meet Eastbourne MP

The family at the centre of an immigration row which could see them living in different countries have today (Wednesday) met with Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell who says she will write to the Immigration Minister as a matter of urgency.

Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 4:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 4:46 pm
Dominic, Katy and Madeline are pictured with Caroline Ansell SUS-160604-161604001

British born Dominic James, his American wife Katy and their two-year-old daughter face being split up for up to a year after the Home Office said Katy must return to the US and leave her husband and daughter in the UK while it considers an application for her to live here.

More than 1,000 people have now signed an online petition calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene and today the family met with Caroline Ansell who said she would support them.

After the meeting Mrs Ansell said, “I had a two hour meeting with Katy and Dominic. During that time, I was able to arrange some legal advice for them and they have said they will appeal the decision.

“I will now speak to the Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire, on Monday. He has the discretion to change the decision, and I will be urging him to do so.

“This is clearly a very upsetting situation for a family with a young child and I hope the minister will act quickly so that Katy can stay in the UK.”

The Home Office says it is still looking in to their case.

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