Let's say your aunt got deported by the U.S government. Few weeks later, she came back, as the gov't has nullified the deportation rules because your aunt gave birth in the U.S.A (more like mandatory child support). The correct phrase & preposition is:

My auny was deported, but few weeks later, the U.S. government found out that she gave birth to her youngest child in the U.S.A, then the government has nullified/amend the deportation rule on/to/for her, so she came back.

What is the correct phrase and preposition here?

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    a few weeks later ... that she had given birth ... and nullified not "has nullified"
    – TimR
    Dec 29, 2018 at 12:05
  • Oh I see, cheers!
    – John Arvin
    Dec 29, 2018 at 16:10

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Normally we would say her deportation ruling. But if you wanted to be long-winded about it, you could say

... the deportation ruling in respect to her

The prepositions you suggest are not quite idiomatic. There are native speakers would might say on her or for her there, but they would be likely to have a number of "non-standard" forms in their speech.

  • Wow you nailed it!
    – John Arvin
    Dec 29, 2018 at 16:12

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