An SNP MP has hit out at the UK's ‘one size fits all‘ immigration policy as another family face deportation from the Highlands.

Drew Hendry said that Jason and Christy Zielsdorf, and their five children, originally from Canada, were “caught in a trap”.

A long-running campaign has tried to keep them in Scotland, where they have invested in a local business in the village of Laggan.

But the family say they are resigned to being forced to leave.

Their case has been highlighted amid a similar controversy over the planned deportation of the Brain family, whose 7-year-old son Lachlan speaks fluent Gaelic.

Mr Hendry also accused Home Office minister James Brokenshire of refusing to meet him to discuss Zielsdorf case.

The MP for Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey said: “The Zielsdorfs are yet another family caught in the trap of the one size fits all policy which has no bearing on the needs of Highland communities.

“Instead of getting the credit for their contribution and for creating business and opportunity in a small, rural village, the family have been obstructed at every stage of their application.”

He added: “Laggan is a very rural community and the family are having to rely on their neighbours to give them lifts so they can make the 20 mile round trip to the nearest shops. The family have been left in an unacceptable position.”

Earlier this year David Cameron promised that he would look into the case.