http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20101007/...a-8a3eada.htmlThe Scottish Government has joined efforts to allow X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu to stay in the United Kingdom.
Scotland's external affairs minister, Fiona Hyslop MSP, has written to immigration minister Damian Green to urge him to think again over the 18-year-old's deportation order.
Immigration is not devolved to the Scottish Parliament and so is a matter for Whitehall.
In her letter, Ms Hyslop states: "The external affairs minister is writing to the Home Secretary Theresa May, to ask the UK Border Agency to look at Gamu's case very carefully and consider what options are available to allow Gamu to stay in Scotland.
"Gamu has demonstrated that she is a hugely talented singer and a great asset to Scotland and the country's music scene.
"She has already won the hearts of many Scots, who wish her to remain in Scotland."
Gamu came to Britain five years ago and was allowed to stay while her mother, Nokuthula Ngazana, completed her university studies but the visa has now run out.
Apparently all that visa-expired immigrants have to do to get indefinite leave to remain in the UK these days is audition on the X Factor. A crowd of brain-addled TV-obsessed morons will quickly gather in support.