Petition launched to keep Edinburgh University student in Scotland

A peitition has attracted almost 5000 signatures. Picture; Change.org
A peitition has attracted almost 5000 signatures. Picture; Change.org
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A petition with almost 5,000 signatures has been launched on Change.org to try and prevent Chinese student Chennan Fei from deportation.

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The woman who earned a masters degree from Edinburgh University during her 15 years in Scotland is now facing deportation, despite living in Scotland since she was 13.

The 28-year-old attended high schools in Glasgow and later graduated with a Masters degree in Accounting and Business Management from Edinburgh University - funded by her parents.

The petition is being launched and claims to have the backing of MP Anne McLaughlin.

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A page launched in support of Chennan Fei states that she has lived in Scotland since she was 13 years old. Glasgow is her home.

According to the page she is now 28 and is in a loving relationship with her Scottish boyfriend, Duncan who had planned on moving in together in the next few months.

The Home Office had planned to deport Chennan to China on March 29, however there was a reprieve and the deportation was halted.

The petition which has almost 5,000 signatures is using the hashtag #SaveChennanFei

To sign the petition visit https://www.change.org/p/secretary-of-state-for-the-home-department-help-chennan-fei-stay-in-scotland-stop-the-deportation