A PREGNANT mother-of-two who was facing being taken away from her family as she fights a lengthy deportation battle has reportedly won the right to stay in the UK.
Katherine Tate, a 23-year-old Australian, lives in Huddersfield with her husband Dale and their two children.
But despite expecting their third child she feared she would be forced to leave the UK as the Home Office looks to overturn an Immigration Tribunal ruling.
Almost 2,000 people signed a petition against the deportation, which Mr Tate said would send his wife back to a country where she has no support and no family.
On the petition website, he said: “My wife of four years is an Australian citizen, our two children are British citizens, she is six months pregnant with our third child.
“I own an electrical contracting company and employ two tradesmen and two apprentices, in turn creating jobs, skills and a contribution to our economy and welfare system.
“We claim no benefits whatsoever, no child support, no family tax credits or others alike. We pay our taxes and NHS stamp regularly and work hard.
“For some reason, the Home Office have deemed us to be unsuitable to live here in the UK and have attempted to deport my wife whilst pregnant to a country where she no longer has any support, no job, no home and no family.”
Mr Tate said his family were being treated like criminals and he was asking people to stand with them in their fight.
Yesterday the Home Office said this case was subject to the appeals process and they were unable to comment.
But later the Home Office confirmed she could stay in the UK