Frail Sheffield pensioner faces deportation back to China

Sheffield pensioner Yuying Peng
Sheffield pensioner Yuying Peng
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An 88-year-old Sheffield woman suffering from a mobility illness faces deportation back to China despite having no relatives over there.

Frail pensioner Yuying Peng, who came to the UK in 2006, has been told by immigration officials she faces being sent back to her native China after the Home Office rejected her application to stay.

Ms Peng, of Anns Road North, in Lowfield, arrived in the UK on a temporary visa but remained beyond her leave living with her daughter.

The elderly widow applied for further leave to remain on the basis of her private and family life in the UK – which was rejected.

Ms Peng appealed the decision reiterating the fact that she has no family members in China and requires care and support at her age. She has eight great grandchildren, all UK nationals.

Legal firm Silverdale Solicitors, which is representing Ms Peng, said if she is deported back to China she will not receive the appropriate care she needs and is already supported by her family in Sheffield ‘without cost from the taxpayer’.

Ajid Miah, of Silverdale Solicitors, said: “Her physical condition and consequent weakness which has ensued over the years and in particular her age are having significant impact on her ability to enjoy life independently.

“She feels such physical limitations with all her day to day activities. Ms Peng is unable to perform everyday tasks but this will further be inhibited without her family support in the UK.

“She is dependent on her daughters and grandchildren in the United Kingdom.

“Ms Peng has clearly enjoyed family life here in the UK.

“She has significant ties to the United Kingdom including but not limited to emotional ties.

“She is unable to perform everyday tasks but this will further be inhibited without her families support in the United Kingdom.

“She is clearly dependent on her daughters and grandchildren in the United Kingdom.

“She has no family members or carers for that matter living in China.”

Ms Peng’s appeal will be heard in court on July 11.