Supreme Court, Parliament Square, SW1P 3B
UK Supreme Court decision - R on the application of Tigere, to be handed down
Beaurish Tigere is a 19-year-old Zambian national who has lived in the UK since she was six. Her immigration status was regularised in 2012 whereupon she was granted three years' discretionary leave to remain.
By virtue of her immigration status she is ineligible for a student loan. The court will decide if this is lawful or unlawful!
Young people - primarily from BME backgrounds - who migrated to the UK when they were children but do not yet have 'settled' status in the UK are ineligible for student finance and so are blocked from attending university and achieving their full potential in life. Most of these young people will not be granted indefinite leave to remain ('settled' status) until they are 30 years old.
Young people have decided that it is very important that they put on a show of strength on Wednesday 29th July. They believe this is especially true in the event that it is a negative outcome as they wish to show that they will not be giving up and will be taking their campaign onwards.
Support, advice and legal representation for young people in difficulty http://www.justforkidslaw.org/