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Mother from Stoke-on-Trent could be deported by the end of the month

Family's mother could be deported Photo: ITV Central

A mother from Stoke-on-Trent has been told by the UK Border Agency that she will have to return to South Korea when her visa runs out at the end of the month.

Ga Young Halstead has two young children and a husband. They are all British Citizens.

This summer new immigration laws came into place. It means that Ga Young's husband Craig, has to be earning at least £18,000 for at least six months.

But, he is currently unemployed.

Craig and Ga Young Halstead married 8 years ago Credit: ITV Central

The couple married in Britain eight years ago. After their first child, the family decided to live in South Korea. Im March of this year, they moved back to Stoke-on-Trent where Ga Young, planned to apply for a permanent visa.

The UK Border Agency said that all applications for settling in the UK have to meet the requirements of immigrations rules and those which do not, could be refused.

It means that GA Young will now have to return to South Korea before she can apply for a permanent visa but with her husbands employment uncertain, the family could be appart for some time.