An Eastbourne family can stay together, the Home Office have confirmed.
Katy Garrington had been threatened with deportation back to the USA, which would have forced her to leave her husband and daughter.
Eastbourne MP, Caroline Ansell, who put pressure on the Home Office to change their mind, has released this statement:
“I’m very pleased this decision has been reversed so swiftly and that the immigration minister James Brokenshire saw the exceptional circumstances that Katy, Dominic and Madeleine found themselves in.
“This has been an anxious time for a young family with a two-year-old daughter, and I’m delighted the ending is a happy one.
“My primary mission was to ensure Katy did not have to return to the US at the end of this month without her daughter and husband, and this has been achieved.
“To be given leave to stay for 30 months and to be able to work, with every expectation it will be extended until Katy can apply for indefinite leave to stay, is the best result within the application framework.
“However, I accept the time frame is not the long-term security the family needs and this is a wider principle I will take up with the minister, who I thank for his hard work.
“I wish the family my very best - they've certainly been through it - and they will have my continued support with any other issues that arise.”
Picture: Katy Garrington & Family with Caroline Ansell MP