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To: Home Office

Help Steffan Stay In Scotland!

Help Steffan Stay In Scotland!

Reconsider the decision to deny residency to Steffan Chadwick Harris.

Why is this important?

I am starting this petition in regards to the decision made to refuse UK residency to a very dear friend of mine. Having experienced racial attacks and prejudice in his native USA, Steffan Chadwick Harris moved to Scotland and has been a member of our community for years, having received a spousal visa through his wife. However, as I’m sure you appreciate, marriages do not always last forever, and Steffan and his wife are currently in the process of divorcing.

I lived in the same building as Steffan for many years. Since separating from his wife, Steffan has moved out of Edinburgh and has managed to secure a job working in Kirkcaldy. He has become a much more confident and happy person and is contributing positively to society.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive country who welcome people from all walks of life and I believe that after 8 years in Scotland, Steffan belongs here. I would be very grateful if somehow we could convince the Home Office to reconsider the decision to deny him his future in our country.

Scotland

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Reasons for signing

  • A truly kind and wonderful human who has had his life uprooted beyond his control and just wishes to carry on without more problems.
  • Steffan is a wonderful person with a wonderful personality and a kind heart. I beg of you to let him stay. He’s never been anything but a great, loving and helpful person to everyone. He doesn’t deserve to be uprooted and taken away from those he loves. We’d be losing one of our best men.
  • I didn't realise we only welcomed married couples for the sole reason that they are married. Tell the home office to get their priorities straight and issue this hard-working, kindhearted man his own credentials and a formal apology for this clear disregard for his well being. Us Scots stand united and help those in need. I don't need a reason beyond that, but reading up on this case certainly gives me more than a few.

Updates

2019-09-24 20:41:31 +0100

Unfortunately Steffan’s case has been denied. He now has 30 days to leave the country or he will be arrested and detained. Please continue to share and spread awareness, as we need your help now more than ever!

2019-08-09 11:51:00 +0100

GOOD NEWS!!! Steffan’s case is being reconsidered by the home office due to an error made by the person originally responsible for his case! Thank you to each and every one of you for helping us reach this stage! Obviously there is still s way to go, so please continue to share this petition and support Steffan!

2019-07-12 12:02:01 +0100

Steffan’s case has made the local press!
https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/people/deportation-threat-to-american-man-who-made-home-in-fife-1-4962795

2019-07-04 00:39:31 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-07-03 21:40:17 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-07-03 20:04:02 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-07-03 19:24:34 +0100

10 signatures reached