I did a little digging yesterday and here\’s the state of play.
CS Dura\’s widow and children do not have an absolute right to continue to live here. This much is true.
However, it is almost certain that they will be given leave to do so. So sayeth the Home Office.
So sayeth also the people running the campaign. However, before such leave is given, they will in fact need to ask for it, something which they have not done as yet….something they are likely to do after they return from a post funeral trip to Nepal.
To reiterate. They are not being threatened with deportation. They are being told that they need to ask to stay and that if they do it is (almost certainly) going to be granted.
We might indeed want such a right to be enshrined in law, that those left behind by one who dies in our service live here as of right, but the situation is not as black as currently painted.