Dream result for student to remain in UK
THE ‘genius’ Black Country student who faced losing an Oxford University place after he was threatened with deportation has won his battle to stay in the UK.
The Home Office has announced that Brian White, 21, has been granted “indefinite leave to remain”.
Mr White, who lived in an orphanage in Zimbabwe until he was six, faced being sent back to Africa despite being adopted by his British dad, Peter White, when he was 12.
The talented 21-year-old, who lives with his adoptive family in Penn, Wolverhampton, was told his permission to stay in Britain had expired, sparking public outrage.
A petition supporting him has been backed by more than 110,000 people, including writers Philip Pullman and Caitlin Moran.
After reviewing the case, Home Office officials have had the change of heart that means straight-A student Mr White can take up his place at Oxford.
“I am over the moon,” said Brian, who notched up four A* grades and an A at A-Level. “This is the result I dreamed of.”