Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)

by Kevin Jon Heller

I have happy news to report: after a groundswell of support, my student Tamara Tamimi has been granted a visa to attend her SOAS graduation. Apparently her Facebook post garnered more than 700 reactions, leading to letters and emails flooding into the Home Office. I want to thank each and every person who supported Tamara — whether through a letter, an email, or simply a retweet. And I want to give a specific shout-out to David Lammy MP, one of the brightest young stars in the Labour Party — and a graduate of SOAS law, I’m proud to say. His direct intervention on Tamara’s behalf was no doubt critical to Tamara receiving her visa.


3 Responses

  1. Thank YOU Prof. Heller! your concern, your valuable opinion, and your support have been essential and have a great impact in our minds and souls.

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  3. lad to see the situation worked out. I know all too many students who have suffered from draconian visa decisions. I even dealt with a number of nonsensical visa issues, myself, while studying in the U.K.

    Congratulations to your student for her academic successes and good on you for advocating for her.

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