A student, who has lived in the UK since she was 12, faced leaving the UK three months before completing her degree. Shiromini Satkunrajah, who is studying electrical engineering at Bangor University, North Wales, faced being sent to her country of birth with her mother.
The home office rescinded her deportation order on Monday, shortly after her local MP Hywel Williams raised a point of order in the House of Commons.
William, the Plaid Cymru Westminster leader, said “This is the news we’ve all been hoping for. I’m so very glad that Shiromini and her mother have had this deportation order rescinded and released from the detention center.
Shiromini and her mother expressed their gratitude to everyone that backed the campaign to have the deportation order lifted. Since the campaign was launched on Friday many messages of support for Shiromini from across the country. The Bangor University will now be able to welcome one of their best students back.