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".