A South Yorkshire dad has been left in limbo after his deportation was temporarily suspended.
Calvin Warring, aged 30, from Bolton upon Dearne, faces being sent back to South Africa and separated from this three-year-old daughter, Grace.
He has had two ‘indefinite right to remain’ applications refused and his solicitor has now submitted a third application in a last ditch attempt to keep him in the country.
Calvin had been issued with a removal order – which could result in him being deported – but this has been put on hold while the Home Office considers its decision on the new application.
Calvin said: “There is no timescale. It could be weeks, it could be months. I just don’t know.
“I’m still not able to work. I am busy working with my lawyer to get permission to work.”
Calvin, who moved to England with his parents eight years ago, said he is keeping his hopes up that the application will be successful.
“That’s all I can do. Although I am not able to work it does mean that I can see Grace more often,” he added.
Calvin must now meet with Home Officials every Thursday.
His best friend Joe Bowles, aged 23, set up a petition to try and keep him in the country. It has attracted more than 520 signatures.
Joe, also of Bolton upon Dearne, said: “Sending him back to South Africa will tear him and his daughter apart, he loves his daughter, he loves this country and he is an extremely hard-working person who does not deserve to be treated this way.”
A Home Office spokesman said that all application are considered on their merits, and according to the evidence proved.
He added that Calvin’s previous applications were refused because he did not submit the necessary evidence.
See www.change.org/p/uk-border-agency-keep-calvin-in-the-country to sign the petition.