EX-ROYAL WELSH FIJIAN VETERAN REFUSED; The right to remain in the UK.
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My name is Jeremy, I am a veteran of the Royal Welsh (10 years) and currently run a small support network for Welsh veterans. I have this morning been approached by a veteran who has been utterly failed. This young man named, Netani Baulotu Kepa (31) A Fijian national, served 6 years with the 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh, between the years 2007-2013, until the time of his medical discharge for a non-freezing cold injury (NFCI). Whilst serving, Netani achieved the rank of Lance Corporal and deployed on operations in Afghanistan in 2009 on Op Herrick 10/11.
Once this gentleman left the British Army, he refused any form of benefits prior to finding work. He soon found work through various agencies and got by. He has been working in a permanent position since October 2016 as an Audio / Visual installation engineer. This work requires him to sometimes work outside of the UK, thus leading to the usual documentation to be completed. He was then advised he should complete a 'Further Leave to Remain' document. After completing this in October 2016 and waiting a full 10 months, he has received notification that he should leave the UK, no later than the 22nd July 2017 (JUST 14 DAYS).
The reason for this is that he could conduct that work in his home country of Fiji and his current role is not an asset to the UK. I beg to differ and I would like to question this decision. Netani will be completing a new application but he certainly needs some support. This petition will show in some aspect the peoples opinion. The contradiction with regard to who is, and who is not allowed to stay, often boarders on reckless.
SO, PLEASE SIGN & SHARE THIS PETITION TO HOPEFULLY AID THIS YOUNG MAN IN WHAT SHOULD BE HIS ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO STAY.
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