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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 February 2014

Stop the deportation of Jermaine Strachen

A young father is facing deportation because he lost his own father in a hit and run in 2004.

Jermaine Strachen was 14 at the time of his father's death and was dependent on his father (a British citizen) for his immigration status in the UK.

Now 26 he faces deportation leaving his remaining family including a six year old son behind.

Since his father's death Jermaine has been subject to reporting conditions, which he has complied with.

Ruth Cashman, joint secretary of Lambeth Unison stated: "It defies belief that the Home Office would compound the Strachan family's tragedy by deporting Jermaine.

"Jermaine lost his father at 14 and his six year old son Maliki also faces growing up without his father.

"We consider this a gross injustice and believe Jermaine Strachan should remain in the UK with his family and should be given full British Citizenship."

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