25 May 2016
From the section Highlands & Islands
An Australian couple's deportation is a human rights issue because their seven-year-old son's first language is Gaelic, SNP MP Ian Blackford has said.
The Brain family, who have been living in Scotland since 2011, must leave the UK and return to Australia in six days' time if they cannot meet visa criteria.
Gregg and Kathryn Brain's son Lachlan is a pupil in Gaelic medium education.
The UK government said the family, from Dingwall, had twice been given extra time to help them meet visa rules.
Moray SNP MP Angus Robertson has also challenged Chancellor George Osborne on the Brains' situation.
During Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Robertson described the UK government's response as "frankly not good enough" and said it was a matter of emigration and not immigration.
The chancellor, standing in for Prime Minister David Cameron, said the family had not met immigration regulations and the home secretary would be writing to Mr Robertson on the matter.
In a statement to the programme, the government said the family had been given extra time to meet visa rules.
Update April 1, 2016
The UK has given the Brains a 30 day extension on their visa. They could still be deported at the end of the month.
I guess the UK government thinks they may need the room for coming refugees, so they have to get rid of as many White immigrants as they can. After all it's racist to deport non-Whites, but it's not to deport Whites.
Perhaps the government feels that the refugees are more important because they will be in danger if sent back while the Brains will not. Even so, the Brains were there first. First come first served. They gave up everything to migrate to Scotland. If they are sent back to Australia, they will have nothing.