By Sophie Gregory
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
The Home Office has confirmed that Dr Schwartz-Marin and Dr Arely Cruz-Santiago have been granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK.
A Home Office spokesperson said in a statement: “Following a review of the initial decision, Dr Schwartz-Marin has been informed that his application and that of his wife Dr Arely Cruz-Santiago for Indefinite Leave to Remain, has been approved.”
The couple, who had been threatened with deportation after spending 270 days outside of the country, expressed their relief in a statement to The Tab.
The pair shared the news in a tweet that expressed that the couple “feel compelled to continue pushing for wider change to review the rules imposed on international workers and its consequences for academic freedom!”
Roberta Blackman-Woods MP has been contacted for comment.
Photograph: Jon Bryan via Durham UCU