Minister considering U-turn regarding local student’s deportation order
A local student who was asked to leave to country or face being kicked out has received a reprieve after his deportation order was temporarily halted.
Michael Chrichton Usiku, originally from Malawi, was recently issued with deportation papers and instructed to leave the country by yesterday December 29. The order came after an administration mix up.
Michael, who is studying a Social, Political and Community degree, received his deportation order as the result of failing to produce documents confirming his attendance at the Carlow College. This was an impossibility at the time as the college had not confirmed his place in the course.
He has been living and working in Ireland for five years and has never once has he claimed assistance from the state and intends funding his college course through working.
Michael was informed earlier this month he must leave the country. His classmates and management in the college rallied around Michael and started a campaign to get his deportation reversed.
The only person who can overturn the decision is the Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan, who is currently in the process of reviewing Michael’s files.
Michael must sign in to the Garda National Immigration Bureau on January 8th.