Deportation decision

A woman in Leeds who faces "certain death" if she's deported to Nigera will find out today if an appeal to have her sent back is successful.

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MP lends support to Rose Akhalu

Rose Akhalu's MP Greg Mulholland is "appalled" by the Home Office's "persecution". The Leeds kidney transplant patient faces death if an appeal to send her back to Nigeria - brought by the Home Office - is successful today.

"It is very concerning that despite a ruling in her favour, the Home Office and the UKBA continue to pursue and harass Rose and seek her deportation."

"That they are still pursuing this after a judge upheld Rose's appeal in November is worrying but that they are doing this despite Rose facing certain death if she is forced to return to Nigeria, is disgraceful.

"Despite support for Rose from across the community and indeed the country, the UKBA continues to waste taxpayer's money seeking deportation of this seriously ill woman. It is time for the UKBA to stop this and to allow Rose to live in peace in the UK."

– Greg Mulholland MP, Leeds North West

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