A woman married to a British man for 27 years has been sent back to Singapore.
Irene Clennell told the BBC she has been removed without warning.
She had been living near Durham with her husband, and has two British sons, as well as a granddaughter, in the UK.
Periods spent abroad caring for her parents are thought to have invalidated her residential status.
It is understood Mrs Clennell has spent most of her life in Singapore.
The Home Office said it expected all those without leave to remain to exit the country once their visa expires.
Mrs Clennell told the BBC she was put in a van and taken to the airport from the Dungavel Detention Centre in South Lanarkshire on Saturday.
She also said she was unable to contact her lawyer and did not have the chance to get any clothes from her home.
She had been held at the facility since the …