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.
A 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”.