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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.


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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.


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

Steffan’s case has made the local press!

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