South Yorkshire dad speaks of deportation ‘hell’

Calvin Warring, from Bolton upon Dearne, with his daughter Grace
Calvin Warring, from Bolton upon Dearne, with his daughter Grace
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A South Yorkshire dad has spoken of his anger at UK authorities as he faces being deported today.

Calvin Warring, aged 30, has spent around £5,000 in failed attempts to stay in the country with his three-year-old daughter, Grace.

He will meet Home Office officials today when he answers his ‘removal order’ which could see him deported back to Johannesburg, in South Africa.

Calvin, of Bolton upon Dearne, Barnsley, has had two ‘indefinite right to remain’ applications refused and lost subsequent appeals.

His solicitor has submitted a third application in a last ditch attempt to keep him in the country.

A petition in support of Calvin has also attracted hundreds of signatures.

Calvin, who moved to the UK with his parents and has lived here for eight years, said: “Every time they refuse my application they give me a different reason.

“When they refused me the first time, that reason seemed to be overlooked the second time and was not an issue.”

He is living with his parents, Julie and Quinton, because he is unable to save enough money for his own home, and has lost jobs as a result of his four-year ordeal.

He said: “They say that if I am to stay I must show I am able to support myself and have a job. But when they refuse my application I lose my job.

“I’ve had to leave my current job while this is going on. My boss has courses lined up for me to go on but I have to wait to see if I am allowed to stay.”

Calvin, who sees Grace several days a week, added: “With all the appeals and applications I think it’s very likely they will say no again.

“I am really unhappy because they have put me through all kinds of hell.”

A Home Office spokesman said: “All applications are considered on their individual merits, and according to the evidence provided.

“Mr Warring’s applications were refused because he did not submit the necessary evidence. The decision was backed up by an independent immigration judge.”