A decision to allow a Dumfries family, originally from Pakistan, to remain permanently in the UK was right and just.
That was the view of Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack, reacting to the decision to grant Muhammad Saleem, his wife Razia and daughters Fatima and Saira leave to remain in the country.
The apparent failure of a former legal representative to file paperwork in time with the Home Office for indefinite permission to live and work in the country had left, from 2015, the Saleems potentially facing deportation.
Only Saira was given leave to remain, which would allow her to continue her studies.
After visiting the family as local MP, Mr Jack, who is Scottish Secretary, raised the Saleems' plight with the Home Office.
He also praised the community-based campaign, together with their current lawyer, in presenting such a compelling legal case.
Mr Jack said: "I'm absolutely delighted the Saleems can now remain permanently in the UK and are free to work and study as they wish.
"The family feel very much at home in south-west Scotland and for the girls, who have largely grown up here, that is especially the case. I wish them all well with their future life, employment and studies."
Mr Jack also made mention of Amanda Kennedy, a school friend of Saira's, who, whilst a Dumfries Courier journalist, launched a petition which attracted nearly 144,000 signatures calling for the family to be allowed to remain in the UK.