Deported Home for Christmas
Black Britain (via):
Immigration officials have said that the baby and toddler of an exiled Chagossian woman living in Crawley, who arrived in the UK this week to spend Christmas with their mother, are to be deported on December 13.
Marie-Angely Marianne who is in her twenties, had not seen her two children aged 19 months and three years old for nine months – since she came to live in Britain. As the daughter of parents born on the Chagos Islands, she was automatically granted a British passport when she was younger.
But her husband, who is Mauritian and her children – who do not have British passports are not being allowed to stay in Britain, a problem that faces all of the Chagossians, despite the fact that they have only come to live in Britain because of the forced removal of the entire Chagossian population almost forty years ago.