Yashika's MP: Deportation 'far from compassionate'

Yashika Bageerathi's MP David Burrowes said the Home Office was in contact with the British Council and they said it was possible for the A-level student facing deportation tonight to complete her studies in Mauritius. Condemning the decision to deport the top pupil ahead of her exams he said:

Yashika needs to be able to finish with the support of her family and friends. The Home Office has ignored their own policy.

As her headteacher said 80% are over 18 when they take A-levels.

The guidelines apply to people taking A-levels.

Mr Burrowes said the options to stop the deportation were limited unless her lawyers got a last-minute injunction to stop it. He said the actions of the Home Office were "far from compassionate" and that it was "compelling she should stay".

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A-level student deported to Mauritius: I am all alone

An A-level student deported back to Mauritius last night has told ITV News she is alone in the country that her family fled in 2011. Yashika Bageerathi was flown back despite pleading with ministers to let her stay until after her exams.