Supporters of a Birmingham mother threatened with deportation have been celebrating after she was released on bail from an immigration centre.
Jumoke Adediwura was granted permission to return to her home in Kings Heath while the Home Office considers her appeal against the Government's decision to return her to her native Nigeria.
The 35-year-old was expected to be on a flight back to Africa last week with her British-born daughters Elizabeth, aged three, and Daniella, aged two. A week earlier, the family had been taken from their home in Linley Grove in the early hours of the night and taken to the Yarl's Wood detention centre in Bedford after their application for asylum was turned down.
Ms Adediwura voiced concerns for her elder daughter, who she feared would be murdered for having special needs.
However they gained a reprieve when it emerged Elizabeth had an ear infection. As a result, she was unable to receive vaccinations necessary for travel to Nigeria and Ms Adediwura was told by Home Office officials the family would be deported at a later date.
They were then sent back to Birmingham on Thursday last week.
On Wednesday, friends and supporters of Ms Adediwura held a party to welcome her back to the city.
Holly Nolan, who set up a website to raise awareness about the family's case, said: "Everybody is absolutely ecstatic that she came home for Christmas.
"Jumoke can't believe it and she is completely overwhelmed by the support she had. Even I'm amazed by how much support she has had. But the downside is that we are all a bit anxious about this and want to secure a permanent future for her.
"We want to enjoy Christmas and it is brilliant having her here."