‘It is really depressing,’ Zena Kendrick said.
Mrs Kendrick has lived here since 1999. She said she was lonely after her husband George passed away five years ago.
Despite having a son in Sydney and a daughter in Perth, Mrs Kendrick said her other daughter Debbie had been unsuccessful in attempts to immigrate with her family.
‘Debbie (46) has a diploma in accounting and has administration experience, but needs an employment sponsor to meet her visa obligations,’ Mrs Kendrick said.
‘Her husband Mark is a mechanic by trade and his current business is in the sail and shade cloth industry.’
The couple live in Southampton and have two children, aged 13 and 18.
Mrs Kendrick said she wanted her family to live with her and could support them financially.
‘They have been trying to come out for a year and I have been doing all I can from my end,’ Mrs Kendrick said.
She has called the Immigration Department many times and even appealed to local politicians.
‘I am mentally exhausted,’ Mrs Kendrick said.
‘I don’t think four people would make much of a difference, but they would make the world of difference for me.
‘I want to be well enough to be able to enjoy them.’
Anyone who can help with employment sponsorship should call 9583 1083.