Mother of Yashika Bageerathi
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Mother pleads against daughter's deportation from UK

1 April 2014 Last updated at 18:11 BST

The mother of a London student who is to be deported to her native Mauritius has pleaded with MPs to release her from Yarl's Wood immigration centre.

A-level student Yashika Bageerathi, 19, from Enfield, was due to fly from Heathrow on Sunday after a failed asylum bid. The flight was cancelled.

Speaking to MPs on the Home Office committee, her mother pleaded for her release.

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