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To: The Home Office, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid
Reconsider Lizanne Zietsman's Visa Refusal
Reconsider the decision to refuse Lizanne Zietsman's right to remain in the UK, and allow her to stay in the country with her British husband, John Malpas, with whom she owns and runs (tirelessly) the much-celebrated Sandwich Station in Lochranza; and maintain her position as a valued member of the close-knit Isle of Arran community.
Why is this important?
In the years since Lizanne and John returned to Corrie, Isle of Arran, they have fully immersed themselves in island life, and have become indispensable to the community. The Home Office have decided that Lizanne is no longer welcome in the UK, and have instructed her to return to South Africa; as well as suggesting John Malpas (a UK citizen) should simply go with her to mitigate any perceived emotional distress this decision may cause.
Lizanne and John's business, the Sandwich Station, has become one of the top food outlets on Arran, and is highly coveted the island over; as well as being fully able to financially support Lizanne and John's lives here. Over and above, the Sandwich Station is able to employ locals, providing a valuable social and economic contribution to this rural location. By removing Lizanne from the country, this invaluable local business will face the very real prospect of closure.
It is clear to the whole community that this decision is fundamentally wrong, and we compel the Home Office, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid, and all other concerned parties, to re-evaluate the worth of allowing Lizanne to continue her life with her husband, here, in her home village of Corrie.