Dumfries immigration row

A head teacher is being threatened with deportation from the UK despite having lived in Dumfries since 2004 and marrying a local woman.

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What Russell Brown MP says about immigration row

"We've written to the home office minister, Mark Harper, we've also been in touch with MR McIassac's solictor and he is agreed with us that what we have here in a situation where to a certain extent the paperwork is not correct, but what we are asking is for a bit of compassion to be shown here."

– Russell Brown MP, Dumfries and Galloway

MP steps into Dumfries immigration row

An MP has stepped in to help a headteacher who is facing deportation, despite living in our region for nearly ten years.

Russell Brown has written the Home Officer supporting David MacIsaac who is American by birth - but who now lives in Dumfries.

Mr MacIsaac was turned down for residency, because the Home Office is unconvinced that his marriage to a British woman is genuine.

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Full Report: Dumfries immigration row

A head teacher is facing deportation, despite living in our region for nearly ten years, and his wife being from here.

David MacIsaac is American by birth, but Dumfries is the town he calls home.

He was turned down for residency, because the Home Office is unconvinced that the marriage is genuine.

His wife is also currently being treated for breast cancer.

Watch the full report from Matthew Taylor below.

Dumfries head teacher facing deportation

A head teacher is being threatened with deportation from the UK despite having lived in Dumfries since 2004 and marrying a local woman.

David MacIsaac is an American citizen but has been in charge of Ae Primary for six years, turning around the school's fortunes which had been threatened with closure.

The 58-year-old applied for permanent residency but was rejected because the home office did not think his marriage was "genuine and subsisting".

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