A judge at London's Law Courts has refused to grant an emergency injunction to block the deportation of Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi to give her time to take her case to the Court of Appeal.
Lawyers have lodged papers with a judge at London's Law Courts seeking an emergency injunction to block the deportation of Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi to give her time to take her case to the Court of Appeal.
Hundreds of people have been tweeting and calling Air Mauritius airlines to ask them to refuse to carry 19-year-old student Yashika Bageerathi, due to be deported back to Mauritius later tonight.
.@airmauritius Please don't deport Yashika Bageerathi -you'll be separating her from family, putting her in danger &disrupting her education
Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi is "very distressed and worried" after learning that she will be deported tonight, a spokesman for her school said.
The 19-year-old is being taken from Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire to Heathrow airport for an Air Mauritius flight at 9pm.
A spokesman for Oasis Academy Hadley in Enfield, north London, said: "She is on her way in the van but I really hope we can keep her here.
"We're encouraging everyone to tweet Air Mauritius and to phone them to stop this."
Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi, 19, is being driven to Heathrow and will be deported tonight, according to a spokesman for the Oasis Academy Hadley in north London where she has been studying.
Speaking to ITV News Yashika Bageerathi appealed directly to the Immigration Minister and the Home Secretary to remain in the UK.Read the full story ›
British Airways have refused to fly Yashika Bageerathi to Mauritius, the home affairs select committee heard today.
The A-level student is currently inside Yarl's Wood Removal Centre awaiting deportation, despite the campaign to enable her to stay to complete her exams.
Detained student Yashika Bageerathi, who is facing deportation to Mauritius along with her family, has appealed to stay in the UK to finish her exams.
Yashika, who attended Oasis Academy Hadley in Enfield, north London, is a "fantastic student" who has been accepted to several universities, her school said.
Speaking from inside Yarl's Wood, Yashika said she knew how hard she had been working for her A-Levels, and just wanted to do her exams.
A Mauritian student facing deportation has appealed directly to immigration minister James Brokenshire to let her stay in the UK to complete her A-levels.
Speaking to ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning on the phone from inside Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, Yashika Bageerathi said she just wanted to return to school and finish her studies, adding: "I have worked so hard."
She is due to be deported, despite protests from her school and an online petition that has now gathered more than 170,000 signatures.
Mr Brokenshire told MPs on the home affairs select committee this afternoon that he would listen to Yashika's plea.
Home Secretary Theresa May will not intervene in the case of a Mauritian student at a north London school facing deportation from Britain.
Immigration minister James Brokenshire said the Home Office's decision that Yashika Bageerathi does not need protection from violence or persecution in her homeland has been upheld.
The 19-year-old's plight sparked protests from her fellow students at Oasis Academy Hadley where she is due to finish her A-Levels.
"In these circumstances and given the extent and level of judicial and other scrutiny the Home Secretary has indicated that she does not feel that it is appropriate to intervene in these circumstances and that does remain our position," Brokenshire told MPs.