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Petition to Theresa May, The Home Secretary to grant Fayza Gindy Tadros Abdelsayed leave to remain in the UK

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Petition to Theresa May, The Home Secretary to grant Fayza Gindy Tadros Abdelsayed leave to remain in the UK

We have made ourselves familiar with the case of Fayza Gindy Tadros Abdelsayed

We are writing to ask for your intervention to prevent a human tragedy that Mrs Fayza Gindy Tadros Abdelsayed and her son Rafik Arsany are now facing with the whole members of our church.

Background

Her late son, Dr Emad Arsany had been in UK since 1988, obtained his fellowship in psychiatry in 1993, he was a British Citizen, settled in UK, became a consultant in Psychiatry and served in Wolverhampton NHS Trust as a substantial and permanent consultant since 1999, suffered from Multiple Scleroses for 20 years, his condition was progressive and deteriorating.

During the early stages of his illness his Egyptian parents Mr Abdalla Arsany and Mrs Fayza G. Tadros used to come and visit him in the UK for varying periods of time to provide him with the support and encouragement that he needed and then return to Egypt.

As Dr Arsany's condition deteriorated and became more and more disabled, his need for his parent's support and care has increased. However, as no type of British visas apply to parents who wish to come to the UK to care for their children, they continued to come on a visitor visa which limits their stay in the UK to six month. They continued to struggle to keep up with this time restriction and they had to leave their disabled son every six month in order to renew their visa. On 23rd June 2003 Mrs Tadros and her Husband Mr Abdalla Arsany (Emad's Dad) came to take care of their son, on 13th October 2003 her husband passed away and was buried in Widney Manor Cemetery under Solihull Borough Council in The Coptic Orthodox Church Grave Yard Plot.

However, Dr Arsany's condition has deteriorated to the extent that he became wheel chair bound, unable to move, completely unable to care for himself, and his speech has greatly deteriorated when the social services couldn't provide him with no more than two hours care per day. Mrs Tadros presence has therefore become vital to provide her son with the mother's support that he desperately needs and 7/24 hour care. It is only then that Mrs Tadros could no longer leave her son to renew her visa and had to apply for an indefinite leave to remain in the country, that was in August 2004.

To her great disappointment, the application has been rejected due to her special situation not being covered by the UK visa system. Driven by the belief that such humanitarian situation is bound to be supported by the British immigration system, Mrs Tadros appealed against that decision and thankfully she was given a carer visa with Dr Arsany's pledge to financially support his mother so that she does not need to access any public money.

Dr Arsany has passed away on 16th February 2009, buried with his father in the same place.

Her extension application was refused and the Home Office requested further reasons to why she wants to stay for reconsideration of the decision or appeal. She did send the reasons for reconsideration but she didn't get any reply or response from the home office for 6 years now which wasted her chance for the appeal too.

The result is that Mrs Tadros is now facing the nightmare prospect of being forcibly separated from her son Rafik and return to Egypt in her old age to no place to stay, no family and no relatives.

She had a private and family life with her two sons in UK, emotionally and financially, totally dependent on them till Emad has departed and now her other son Rafik who is a consultant Anaesthetist, British citizen, settled in UK, visits her frequently and she has been in deep relationship with him and his family, wife and grandchildren. She is dependent on them socially, emotionally, financially and psychologically as well as she is emotionally and psychologically dependent on the church community.

If she would be removed, then she will be separated from her private and family life, her home and all her correspondences and it is her human right to keep it. The UK was the home for her deceased son and the home for her living one Rafik now and it became her home too after all that time and her circumstances.

It is impossible to resume family life between her son Rafik and her in Egypt after this long time. It is inhuman and degrading for her in her old age and for her son who is serving all the public and unfortunately can't serve and care for his own mother should she be returned to Egypt.

A discretionary leave to remain visa for Mrs Fayza Gindy Tadros on compassionate and humanitarian basis would be very much appreciated from all of us.

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