Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pregnant 23-Year Old British Lady Faces Deportation To Nigeria

A pregnant British woman from Liverpool is facing effective deportation to Nigeria under harsh new family migration laws. Becky, 23, met her Nigerian husband Uzo, 33, in a Liverpool club when she was a fine art student at Wirral Metropolitan College and working part-time in a garden centre.

Uzo had originally come to the UK to visit his aunt, but decided to stay and join the British Army as an engineering pioneer. The pair married in May 2012 and applied for Uzo’s spouse visa as his job with the army ended, but they were refused due to two mistakes on the application.


Then the new family migration rules were introduced on July 9, 2012, which stipulated that a British citizen needs to earn at least £18,600 to sponsor a non-EU spouse to stay in the UK – a sum too high for Becky and Uzo (as well as 47% of British citizens, according to campaigners).

When Becky was 25 weeks pregnant, they appealed the case under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) which protects the right to family life.

They managed to win and set off on a family holiday to Wales to celebrate.

But as they were relaxing in Wales, relieved at the court’s decision, a phone call from Becky’s father came through telling her a letter from the Home Office had arrived saying it planned to appeal the decision.

    “I never thought I could feel so ashamed of this country I call home.”

“We could not believe our own government’s immigration officers would be so callous as to suggest our baby in utero had no rights to be taken into account,” said Becky.

“It almost insinuates that they’re hoping that he will not come into being in the near future.”

To make things worse, an ultrasound scan found that their baby had a kidney problem and a possible chromosomal disorder.

    “There is absolutely no regard to family life in their treatment of people’s cases and their procedures are immoral and unethical.”

Becky now faces the decision of having to go to Nigeria with Uzo and raise the baby there, or staying in the UK and caring for the baby alone without its father.

“My husband tries to tell me it’s going to be OK, but we just don’t know what our future holds right now,” she said.

“At a time when it is of utmost importance for a woman to be looking after her health, I feel incredibly disgusted in my country for persecuting us this way and treating us as scapegoats to the UK’s economic problems.

“My husband wants nothing more than the right to get working and support his pregnant wife and future son and, in effect, pay taxes and contribute fully to UK society. He has never been here illegally or committed any crime. He even has a well-paid job waiting for him.”

The couple’s hearing is set for November 29, when Becky will be 37 weeks pregnant.

“We have sunk all our money into this process and I have became so distressed and ill with the thought that we have to continue this fight,” said Becky. “[It] seems to be for the unjustified benefit of the UKBA to meet a rejection quota and meeting their randomly plucked out figure of reducing immigration from hundreds of thousands to tens of thousands.

“There is absolutely no regard to family life in their treatment of people’s cases and their procedures are immoral and unethical. I am experiencing panic attacks, my blood pressure’s shot up and I cannot sleep.

She added: “I never thought I could feel so ashamed of this country I call home.”

53 comments:

  1. She go hear wen for here

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    1. They are both lazy people ..... They need a combine income of £18,600 , as in seriously the man and woman no fit find work that pays 1,550 a month . Thats abt 750 each ...SMH . No pity here .

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    2. Stupid fool....as you dey use your arithmetic sense calculate how much they need to earn each month, you use the same brain find better job? Ode! You need to be in it to know how it feels......This people don't even care how much you earn. I have a relative who earns over £30k and her husband is going through the same thing despite being pregnant and being placed under close monitoring because of a genetic condition.... they don't care if you die with the baby. ..

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    3. Liar liar , nobody can be earning over 30k and be in d same boat. Liar. Uk is a bit straightforward in stuff like that, have d requirement and they would give u .

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    4. @anonymous 12:15' all liers someone earning £30k pounds

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    5. lagos is my home12 November, 2013 15:26

      @12.15, I doubt your story though. Can't earn 30k pound and be in d same boat......na , that story aint right, if ur relative is earning over 18,500 , the person will have no problem . FACT

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    6. Allof you are idiots, the guy that tlk about earning 30k is right. What stupid Ladun didnt mention was that as much as earning at least 18.6k you need to have a saving of 16k in the bank which is what causes all this problems. Most ppl meet the salary stipulated but majority don't have 16k in the bank. Now go to www.ukba.gov.uk to learn more before u open ur ignorant mouth. Its the official uk border agency site, all u need to enlighten urself is there. The rules have changed

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    7. Lol. Olodo . You should have cash savings of 16k only if u don't earn income from salaried employment . Abeg no con lie for here . 16k applies to only those who combined they don't earn up to 18.5k. Reading is impt for success in life . Read ukba again

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    8. No that not true ooo. I just filled for my wife , 16k is savings to supplement any shortage if u don't earn up to 18.6 that only when u need savings .
      If u earn 18.6 then u don't need to show any savings .also if d woman is on benefit they won't give the visa.
      I suggest the couple hav their baby , the man comes back to nigeria and she gets a job. Work full time for one year and be baby to make 18.6. It is a simple as that

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    9. You don't have to use such classless words to drum your point. Learn to communicate like an educated person, that way, you will show the world that you really know what you are talking about. Otherwise head back to that site where it's all about "acquiring this" "designer this and that" where I bet you usually hang and where such language is a dime a dozen for the kids that go to that site.

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    10. Haba hw can it b 18k plus anoda 16k. Impossible. Pls read ukba carefully b4 advicing others to enlighten themselves. It is 16k in savings for 6months if u don't have salary for the said amt . They try to make room for those with less salary. I can't blame them, too many people on benefit

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    11. u call some1 idiots ye u typing gibberish dat y r nt sure abt .
      read UKBA site again & save d thx u .
      As d person who rightly called u olodo typed
      (blc u called others idiots) ,
      it doesnt apply 2 those who earn over 18.5k
      but 2 those who earn less.
      Be sure of what u type before u call others idiots

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    12. For those of you saying it's a lie....maybe you should go to court and wait for the outcome of some of the hearing to believe it.....UKBA officers are being pushed to the limit to deny people as much as they can. Check with people trying to settle in UK or join immigration forums online and read comments from people who are affected. I became interested when I didn't the £30k earning story too. Du'h

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    13. U goats read it again and consult an immigration lawyer. Its 18.6 + 16k then for every amount u dnt earn u to 18.6k u multiply by 2.5. Example, if u r earning 17.6 then 1k x 2.5 = 2.5 + 16k, u shld hv a savings of 18.5k. The idea is to get ppl out of the uk and stop ppk coming. Now go back and continue reading thw small print and also google is ur friend. I've bn thru the system. 100k salary means nothn without 16k in d bank. Thank me later

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    14. As for oga that applied for ur wife...i hope u let us know when the rejection comes. Google abt an eastern european guy thrwon out with 5 kids in the uk all bcos of the16k. He has taken it to thw himan rights commision cos he cnt hv that kind of savings with 5kids. It ws on daily mail. Just google dailymail immigration father

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    15. @23.34, my wife was given her visa. THx for asking. Pls stop misleading people 16k is only needed if u earn less. I copied this from ukba

      All Applicants must provide evidence in the format required by UKBA of a gross annual income of at least: 

      £18,600
      An additional £3,800 for the first child
      An additional £2,400 for each additional child.

      If you are relying upon income less than the requirement then your savings must meet a minimum threshold of £16,000.

      So it is minimum salary of £18,600 or having a savings figure of £16,000

      The minimum amount of cash savings required is £16,000 and needs to have been held for more than 6 months.

      For any shortfall, the following equation is used:

      [X (shortfall) x 2.5] + 16,000 = cash savings required

      For example, if the UK spouse earns £15,000 then he is short of £3,600. He requires £25,000 cash savings, to be held for 6 months:

      [£3,600 x 2.5] + 16,000 = £25,000

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    16. @goat, reading ukba can't be that hard to understand . U only need 16k if u don't earn up to 18.6

      As for d father, A father with 5 children would need £18,600 +£3,800 for the first child +£2,400 for each additional child..the rules r very simple and stated on ukba.

      Stop misleading people if u can't understand . Take ur advice and consult an immigration lawyer . 16k savings is not needed if u earn 100k

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    17. Home office website states
      If you are relying upon income less than the requirement of £18,600 then your savings must meet a minimum threshold of £16,000.

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    18. All of una no well. Getting paralysis over analysis of some other person's wahala. Una get work so??

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  2. I hope she is allowed to stay. the UK's major headache started from the very day they decided to join the EU which brought on an influx of migrants from the economically depressed parts of Europe, thus alarming and overwhelming Britain. Desperate measures causes desperate situations. Britain doesn't want to know anymore. I wonder what mistakes these two made on the forms or did they tell a fib about something? Whatever the case, all the best to this lady and her family.

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    1. so true........abt influx of migrants and now they are taking it out on third world countries

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    2. I totally agree with you, the only advantage we got out of joining them is this human rights act of 1998, that allows you to fight on the grounds of private under article, even that it seems wont be applying anymore as they are trying to do a referendum that will allow the British people to vote as to whether they want to remain as part of the EU or not, if this happens then immigrants will be worse off as they plan to have their own bill of rights that will have no regards to anyone that is not of British origin. Its sad because all these people they are disregarding are the ones that do all the jobs the lazy British born cant and wont do

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  3. Ashamed of a Country she calls home? Was she born in UK? WTF! All these bloody opportunist. Come back home... Kids hv worse deaseses yet the survive, your child wouldn't die.

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    1. She is British oo, Its the hubby that is a Nigerian.

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    2. Pls go back and read again! Take your time and understand it well.

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  4. What is even wrong with the British people and there monetary policy, that was how the attached £3000 travel bond policy and later cancelled it
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  5. See this silly woman! Abeg stay where you are jor!! The health of your baby is more important than following your husband. Nigeria does not have the equipment to take care of your child o. You berra just chill in 'gand.

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  6. She shld come home Jor. They shld come home NA by force?

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  7. Her eyes go soon clear

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    1. No mind her, d whole thing is probably a blessing in disguise for her cos when this nija man gets his papers she'll probably see another side of him

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  8. anonymous 8:55 you are so thoughtless and stupid for your comment....wherever and whoever you are may you also suffer and hear wen.......

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    1. Husband and wife cannot earn 18,500 together. Hummmm , abeg he should pack his load and come home

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    2. Yea anon 16:11 u better don't talk if u haven't been in a situation ok! It's only the sponsors salary they look at not both combinedq because I'm in the same situation right now. The UK government are just terrible! U got to university but when u finish u can't get a job so I so whatever job u can do so u r not on benefits and then u want to live with ur husband and it becomes a problem. Now we are expecting our first baby and I don't even know If hubby will be at the birth cus of these stupid law. Anyways the law is been appealed and I'm praying night and day! U said they should go back to Nija? To do what exactly! Even ppl there want to escape abegi think before u talk

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  9. Lol at first comment

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  10. From your comment its quite apparent that you're the biggest idiot ever known. You most likely read only the title of the article before putting out this insipid line.

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  11. Is this news, this happens in England daily.

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  12. Ladun pls correct the title of this post, she doesn't face deportation as she's British.. If she decides to follow her husband back to Nigeria then it's voluntary, nobody has forced her or deported her from her country.

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    1. Do u mind ladun and sensationalism.. All ukba is asking for them to earn 18,500 and then reapply. This is done to reduce d no of people coming in on benefit . Too many lazy people who don't want to work including this pregnant woman

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    2. That's not fair to say! Why do u think she isn't working! If she is heavily pregnant and having problems in pregnancy why should she work! Please don't judge someone till u work in their shoes

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  13. Ok..let me just say this that if it was a straight forward case, the leave to remain would have been granted! My husband and at least 4 other friends that I know have been granted under the article 8 law! No questions asked and straight forward ! I sympathise with them but the uk mmigration don't mess about! Cheers!

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  14. @anon 9:16..Ewu u shld have read well b4 saying was she born in the UK...she is British married to a Nigeria.NA your Bro u for dey pity cos its him all dis will affect if she decides to stay bk in her country.

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  15. The hussy shld come home na, at least d wife and unborn kid have d rigjt to stay bak dats fair enough, except she is blindfolded with luv and want to come to Nigeria wt him, then she go hear wen frm igbo inlaws.

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  16. Na them sabi, they are both lazy, maybe they both do 2hours job each and she is on benefits, cause there is no way she work and have al list something to show as pay slip that d uk

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  17. They r both Lazy period..want to live off benefit. How can they together not earn up to £18,500. Deport the man jare, when she born then she should find a proper job and file for the man. End of story

    Lazy yobs everywhere

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    1. They are not looking for combined salary just the sponsors salary which is the Wife

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  18. the guy sharply pregnant her for the pali ...her eye go soon clear let them come back to naija together ...she can get a good job here as an expat

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  19. Ladun pls dia is no deportation here,u musnt lie 2 capture peoples attention. What kind of mistake do u call little wen u wia filin out d forms or una come lie finish dem catch una? Una no clear eye lie am well bcos u dnt make mistakes in an important documents and dia is notin like oversight dia na lie una lie. and dis british chik thinks na so niger love de de, jst bring ur child here 2 die. And den d mumu love go clear well 4 ur eye. Its ur choice folo ur husband or stay bak and visit him wen u can and him likewise. Wen u finish skl n get a gd job u can send 4 him cos by den u'll have had d money 2 qualify both of u 2 live 2geda.

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    1. Gbam , u have said it all. There r lies inbetween dis story. Lazy pple who no won work but take holiday to wales. The girl eye go soon clear , sharp boy , probably using her for papers.

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  20. Leave the man let him come back to naija till further notice.....if na man you are on ur own, just stay there with your child if not u go regret your life....the medical situation here is not friendly to people wih disability.....am. Rey sure they lied somewhere in their application which is typical of a lot of Nigerians......learn to tell the truth always and what will be will be

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  21. Ladun, this story can not be true. As the other comments have said you have used a sensationalist headline that is incorrect- the girl will not be deported. There must be more to this, how was he able to stay after just coming on holiday after visiting his aunt? And then how did he get a job in the army, which was of such short duration that it ended before he could get a visa on that basis? What visa did he have that would allow him to come and work after he came for a holiday? If he was really in the army, then he could have a working visa and would not need to marry to stay. What mistakes were made in the original application? Perhaps its because he was not legally in the country originally when he got married initially. And why do you not have a picture of them or a source?

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  22. It is amazing how insensitive and insulting people can be when they are not the ones wearing the shoe. Let's calculate something. 18000 pounds in Naira is about 4.5 million. This they are to earn per annum then have some savings in the account. All of you shouting they are lazy pls oh let me ask one small question, How many of you earn that amount, join all your family members in the equation, you won't even be up to one per cent. And you are here running your mouths that they are lazy. Na wa for una oh. Don't you know that what's happening there is what's happening here just the other way round. In Nigeria corruption is our bane, we have natural resources but na so so thief thief dey worry us. There, they don't even have 1/4 of what we have here so they are trying to make do. No go do something about your country, everybody is borning 5 children, even 20 sef for the peeps with "plenty wives" our population is exploding and nobody is saying anything. Nothing is going round. At least there they are thinking of how to make things better for their citizens. Here nobody send you.

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  23. You all got it wrong along the line. You need to earn 16k or over to bring your man or woman to the UK. Some British women are facing the same problem because they don't earn enough.

    In this case, it was the way she came in illegally that matters and not how much he earns. He should have earned the right amount before she came over. They don't want a liability or her unborn child to be born in the UK because it means the child will get child benefit and later become a Briton and help her to remain in the country.

    There are too many immigrants in the UK. At a point, refugees had access to government houses than Britons. That is how generous they were but some people abused the system like a Nigerian woman who came to deliver five babies free of charge at a go. Health services are free for poor people and visitors.

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