Allow Izota Sarmiento to return home to the United Kingdom

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My girlfriend is a long way from home.

In 2014, Izota Sarmiento, then aged 13, moved to the UK alongside her mother, who was moving to live with her new husband, a UK-born national.

Since that time, Izota has made huge steps towards a prosperous career in Britain, including 10 GCSE's at Tarporley High School, and a highly respectable set of A-levels at Sir John Deane's Sixth Form College. Now 18, she was aspiring to go to university in September 2018, but unfortunately this has not been possible.

As her residence visa was soon to run out, Izota and her mother left the United Kingdom and moved to Italy, where they had lived previously, in order to apply for a settlement visa, which would have allowed her to continue living a happy life in the UK. After a hefty wait, they was told on October 2nd that their case had been rejected by the Home Office, denying Izota the right to return home to her loving friends and family, who all miss her desperately.

As somebody who has lived in the United Kingdom my entire life, I have always believed that anybody should be allowed to stay in the country if they are willing to play their part in our society. So far, Izota has clearly demonstrated that she has much to offer this country, if only she were given a little more time.

As a citizen, I am outraged, but as her boyfriend, I am truly distraught.

So, please sign this petition to give Izota a chance.


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