A Wagga woman facing deportation to Kenya has thanked the community for its support as she faces an uncertain future.
Angela Aseka came to Australia on a student visa 14 years ago and her daughter, Esperanca, was born here. However, the pair will soon be sent “home” after immigration officials caught up with them.
“Immigration has said they’ll call and let me know when we have to plan to leave,” Ms Aseka said.
“I haven’t heard anything new from the (Immigration Minister’s) office, but I’m very grateful to the community, it’s a blessing to see how many people support us.”
Last week, Riverina MP Michael McCormack confirmed Mr Dutton would not intervene in the matter, which will mean a seven-year-old girl who was born in Australia will be sent to a foreign country.
The case sparked outrage on social media and almost 1000 people have signed an online petition started by Ms Aseka’s boss, Amit Gupta from Loreto Home of Compassion, to keep the pair in Australia.
I’m very grateful to the community, it’s a blessing to see how many people have come up to support us.Angela Aseka
“(The support) is very encouraging, especially for Angela,” Mr Gupta said.
“Most people are worried about what will happen to her daughter and how she would get on in Kenya.
“Every staff member and resident has been crying about it and they’re very concerned about her going back.”