UK immigration must allow Joseph Illovsky to continue to live and work in the UK

Joseph Illovsky came to the UK from the US in the January of 2005 with a work visa. He has a masters degree in social work and is a trained EMDR counsellor, currently specialising in addiction treatment. His current role is as Therapy Co-ordinator at the Causeway Retreat where he has helped many clients overcome their personal difficulties as well as find recovery from active addiction. He found his own recovery from alcoholism here in the UK and is an active member of alcoholics anonymous, many in the fellowship have been supported by Joe. Joe has 23 years of professional experience helping others (15 years in management) and has worked in the following fields - Post traumatic Stress Marital and family therapy Individual counselling Crisis debriefing Domestic violence HIV and AIDS counselling Homelessness (Managed a transition service for the homeless into their new homes) Supporting Spanish and english speaking communities He has also rescued Hal a three legged greyhound who resides with him and his other rescuee MIckey, both very sweet natured dogs who didn't have the best start in life Joe is facing deportation back to the United States due to his previous employers failing to renew his employment visa (and not informing him) consequently, Joes current employers have not been successful in their application to sponsor Joe. Joe has never had a period of unemployment and has always paid UK taxes, fully contributing to our community. We the undersigned believe that his case should be reviewed and resolved in Mr Illovsky's favour, as a matter of common sense.


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    David Coyle, United Kingdom

    1 year ago Comments: Joe's work with me has had a more profound effect on my life than any other therapist I have worked with and his services to people in this country are invaluable.
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    ardis stein, United States

    5 years ago Comments: I am a Registered Nurse who worked with Joseph Illovsky at a county methodone clinic in the United States. Mr. Illovsky is a skilled clinician, an ethical and upstanding man for whom I have much respect.
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    Angus Donaldson, United Kingdom

    5 years ago Comments: Dont punish joe for an employers mistakes! Would be a shame to lose him.
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