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".
Speaking to ITV News Yashika Bageerathi said she was all alone and did not know what she was going to do without her family and friends.
Speaking to her mother as she boarded she said she was scared about landing in the country she fled in 2011.
Speaking to ITV News Yashika Bageerathi appealed directly to the Immigration Minister and the Home Secretary to remain in the UK.