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Josie’s joy as she wins her battle to stay in Scotland

A young Tayside woman who faced deportation to South Africa was “ecstatic” last night after being granted permission to stay in Scotland.

Josie Pasane, of Broughty Ferry, was informed of the decision after a 30-minute meeting with UK Border Agency representatives in Glasgow yesterday.

Miss Pasane, 25, had been ordered to leave the country, while her mother Catherine and sister Mammie were granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK.

The family arrived in the UK seven years ago and applied for permanent residence in 2004. They claim they were advised that Miss Pasane’s application could be deferred until her visa ran out this year but her application was refused in January.

The case provoked outrage at Broughty Ferry and a 3,000-signature petition organised by the minister at her church, the Rev Catherine Collins, was submitted to the Home Office by Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie.

• Full story at the Aberdeen Press & Journal.

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