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Stop Tatenda David from being deported. He only has one final exam to complete his Degree

This petition had 16,495 supporters

David Jokonya (24 years old) came to the UK on a temporary visa in November 2012 from Zimbabwe to join his mum and family David submitted for an asylum claim in February 2013 and it was declined in 2015. They have since submitted several other appeals which were also declined. A Discretionary Leave to Remain was submitted in 2016 based on family ties in the uk and the fact that he is studying but it was declined in 2016. David is studying a degree BA in Quantity Surveying at Anglia Ruskin university which his Mum has been paying international fees for. He was due to take his final exam on 5th January 2018, however when he went to sign in on 3 January 2018 he was detained by the Home Office citing that they had sent him a refusal on his latest application, however David had not received it. David is currently in detention since 3rd January 2018 at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre in Lincoln. Appeals submitted by the solicitor to release David have been refused since he’s been in detention and he is faced with imminent deportation. An application for bail had been lodged to the Supreme Court for Wednesday 17 January 2018, however it has now been postponed so we are waiting for a new date.

We are appealing to the Supreme Court and asking you to help sign this petition to request for David’s release from detention so that he is allowed to sit his final exam. At least if he sits his final exam he can have a career for life. 

David is seeking for help from everyone to overturn the decision to deport him imminently and grant his bail application so that he can be reunited with his family.


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