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Mother appeals for husband to stay

PUBLISHED: 07:53 25 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:58 03 March 2010

AN IPSWICH mother has launched an eleventh hour appeal to stop her husband being deported.

Teresa El Naggar, 31, is pleading with the Home Office to let her husband Mohamed stay in the town.

AN IPSWICH mother has launched an eleventh hour appeal to stop her husband being deported.

Teresa El Naggar, 31, is pleading with the Home Office to let her husband Mohamed stay in the town.

Egyptian national Mr El Naggar, 33, entered the UK illegally and has been told to report to Heathrow on June 14 for voluntary deportation.

The couple met in Ipswich shortly after Mr El Naggar arrived in Britain without a visa two years ago and got married at Ipswich Registry Office in March 2001.

They were told to apply to the Home Office for leave for Mr El Naggar to stay.

After separate interviews with Home Office officials at Harwich, it was

accepted that theirs was a genuine marriage and not one of convenience.

Mrs El Naggar has three children aged from 10 to 15 from a previous marriage and she gave birth to the couple's baby in January 28 this year.

She explained: "My other children have accepted him as a father and its not just me, it's the baby, the children.

"I am receiving treatment for post-natal depression. To split our family up at a time when all of us so much rely on my husband's support will be totally devastating.

"It is true to say that the stress that has been surrounding our situation has not helped but is clear that my husband is needed in or family in order for us to cope with everyday life."

Chris Mole MP for Ipswich has written to Home Office minister Lord Rooker about the situation to discuss Mr El Naggar's right to stay on compassionate grounds.

He said: "The situation is difficult in as much as I understand it Mr El Naggar entered the country illegally, this makes his application to remain here somewhat difficult.

"Given that there is new evidence that Mrs El Naggar is not well and that her health and well being would be made worse by her husband leaving the country.

"I hope that at least temporarily that they do not take further action as Mrs El Naggar is not well and needs the support of her husband at this time," he added.

The Home Office said every case is looked at on its merit and it could not discuss individual cases.


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