Home Office must take fresh and passionate look at couple

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So a man with terminal prostate cancer faces being separated from the woman he loves. Not because cancer will take him from her, but because she fled to the UK from rape and violence in Zimbabwe and her successful application for asylum was overturned by the Home Office.

Steven Cooke and Molly Jamare have been ordered back to Zimbabwe together or face separation when she’s deported. She’s a Red Cross volunteer who’s not legally allowed to be employed in the UK. She will also become Steven’s main carer – he is on cycle six of 10 chemotherapy treatments at QA and will need palliative care.

Now is the time for the Home Office to not speak of deportation, but look at this couple and treat them with some kindness.