Mu Chiang

The Independent: Dr Mu-Chun Chiang: Home Office backtracks on threat to deport NHS doctor

The Independent: Dr Mu-Chun Chiang: Home Office backtracks on threat to deport NHS doctor

Following widespread coverage in the news media, the Home Office has now granted Dr Mu Chiang, a GP trainee threatened with deportation, leave to remain. This week the DAUK intervened in Dr Mu Chiang’s case, calling on the Home Office to reconsider their decision. DAUK’s call on the Home Office was published in both The Independent and The Guardian. Dr Rinesh Parmar, DAUK’s Vice-Chair said the government should review its “senseless” hostile environment policy.

The Guardian: DAUK intervenes in case of NHS doctor faces deportation over visa application error

The Guardian: DAUK intervenes in case of NHS doctor faces deportation over visa application error

Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden, the Chair of the campaign group The Doctors’ Association UK, criticised the handling of Chiang’s case as “ludicrous and nonsensical”. She added: “Telling a young doctor to leave the country within 10 days or else face prosecution over a technicality is inhumane and shows a flagrant disregard for Dr Chiang’s contribution to society and the NHS.”

The Independent: DAUK intervenes in case of GP trainee threatened with deportation by the Home Office

The Independent: DAUK intervenes in case of  GP trainee threatened with deportation by the Home Office

junior doctor who has lived in the UK for most of her life has said she felt like packing up and leaving after being told to leave the country or face deportation. DAUK has intervened in her case and urged the Home Office to reconsider. Dr Mu-Chun Chiang, 27, has spent 18 years in the UK. But despite this, she received a letter telling her she had a week to leave the country or risk either being kicked out or up to six months’ imprisonment after her visa application was rejected over what campaigners described as a “nonsensical administrative issue”.