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The mother of deported A-level student Yashika Bageerathi said she was worried for her daughter, as she was alone in Mauritius, the country the family fled in 2011.
Yashika arrived in the country alone early this morning. She has spoken to her mother on Skype.
Immigration Minister James Brokenshire wrote to Yashika Bageerathi's local MP David Burrowes outlining the reasons he could not intervene to enable her to stay in the UK to finish her A-levels.
The letter, across three pages, details how Yashika's case was decided, and the factors that prompted the court's decision. Mr Brokenshire says he has personally reviewed the case again and said he "did not consider it appropriate to intervene in this case".
Teenager Yashika Bageerathi has appealed to Home Office ministers and officials to let her come back to the UK to finish her exams.
Speaking via Skype to UK Editor Lucy Manning, from Mauritius, she said she just wanted to complete her A-level exams in the UK.
The A-level student deported to Mauritius last night has told ITV News she is alone and scared in the country her family fled in 2011.
Speaking on Skype, Yashika Bageerathi described what happened to her yesterday, as she was taken from Yarl's Wood detention centre and placed on a flight accompanied by four security guards, after the last-ditch injunction to keep her in the UK failed.
Now that Yashika Bageerathi has been deported back to Mauritius, her school says it is looking into all the options that might allow her to complete her A-levels.
Ideally, they are hoping that she might be able to return to the UK, but they are also exploring whether it will be possible for her to sit them remotely from Mauritius.
Either way, the students and teachers at Oasis Academy Hadley in Enfield say their fight to help her is not over.
They are also hoping to widen their campaign to raise awareness of the plight of other asylum seekers.
Student Yashika Bageerathi has landed in Mauritius and the 19-year-old has left the airport, ITV News understands.
Speaking to her mother as she boarded she said she was scared about landing in the country she fled in 2011.Read the full story ›
Yashika's mother said she missed a call from her daughter telling her about the failed injunction to keep her in the country as she was at the Home Office and her phone was switched off. She was then delivered the news by the school.
Mrs Bhageerathi spoke to her daughter briefly before she boarded the flight taking her to Mauritius tonight. Speaking to ITV News, her mother said she was very sad and scared for her daughter, as there was "no one to take care" of her daughter once she lands.