Saturday, 9 October 2010

X Factor Vs Zim Sanctions

Gamu’s controversial axing from the X Factor caused a storm among viewers, with more than 200,000 fans signing up to a Facebook page called Gamu Should Have Got Through, in protest at judge Cheryl Cole`s decision to leave the teenager out of the final 12. Gamu is originally from Zimbabwe a country which is under sanctions which made it easy for Cheryl X Factor judge to hit Gamu by sanctions which blocked her to the final 12. Gamu has been living in Scotland for the last eight years with her family, ngiyesabanews reveals.

But her mum's visa to study in the UK ran out in August and she hasn't been allowed to renew it. That means her family, including Gamu, must leave. If they don't go voluntarily, they could be forced back to Zimbabwe. Today the family’s solicitor Frances Farrell vowed they would take the fight to keep the family in Scotland to the Court of Session in Edinburgh if necessary.
Ms Farrell said she had not yet seen the written decision on the case from the Home Office. She told BBC Radio Scotland`s Good Morning Scotland: “It’s difficult for me to comment without seeing the written decision but I think their position is going to be that the original application was not on time. That then deprives my client of her normal full rights of appeal to the immigration tribunal.”
A statement from the UK Border Agency said: "The applications made by Ms Ngazana and her family were considered in line with the published immigration rules.
"Ms Ngazana's application was refused as it did not meet all of the conditions for approval.
More than 100 people have gathered outside Gamu's house to show their support
"Her family, who had applied as her dependants, were therefore also refused."

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