Ex-UBS trader gets last-minute reprieve from deportation – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2018 in bail, deportation, immigration, news by sally

‘Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been given a temporary reprieve from deportation to Ghana, where he was born.’

Full Story

BBC News, 17th September 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UBS ‘rogue trader’ in last-ditch attempt to avoid deportation – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2018 in banking, deportation, fraud, judicial review, news by sally

‘Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS banker jailed for the UK’s biggest ever fraud, will on Monday file for a judicial review of the decision to deport him to Ghana, in a last-ditch attempt to stop his “banishment” from the UK, where he has lived since he was 12.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 16th September 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

More than 100 pregnant women detained in UK removal centres since major review called for ban – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2018 in deportation, health, immigration, news, pregnancy, reports, women by tracey

‘More than 100 pregnant women have been detained in UK removal centres in the past two years, despite a government-commissioned review recommending the Home Office ban the practice in 2016.’

Full Story

The Independent, 10th September 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Families of three dead Windrush victims can claim compensation – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2018 in compensation, deportation, families, illegality, immigration, news by sally

‘The families of three wrongly deported Windrush victims who died before UK officials were able to repatriate them will be able to claim compensation, the immigration minister has told the House of Commons.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 4th September 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Trader guilty of UK’s biggest fraud detained prior to deportation – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2018 in deportation, fraud, immigration, news by sally

‘Kweku Adoboli, the former trader who was found guilty of causing a $2.3bn (£1.8bn) financial loss, has been detained by the Home Office as preparations for his deportation to Ghana begin.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 3rd September 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

UK wife killer to be repatriated to India – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2018 in deportation, murder, news, prisons by sally

‘An Indian man currently serving a jail term in the UK for murdering his wife will be repatriated to India, a top prison official has told BBC Punjabi.’

Full Story

BBC News, 27th August 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK ‘Refusing Asylum To More Ex-Child Slaves Despite Safety Fears’ – Rights Info

Posted August 16th, 2018 in asylum, children, deportation, news, trafficking in human beings, young persons by sally

‘Many teenage survivors of modern slavery are being sent back to nations where they have no relatives and are again at risk of being targeted by traffickers, according to new data.’

Full Story

Rights Info, 15th August 2018

Source: rightsinfo.org

Rochdale grooming gang members face deportation after losing appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2018 in child abuse, citizenship, deportation, news, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Three members of the Rochdale grooming gang have been stripped of their British citizenship and face deportation as a Judge said it is for the “public good” that they return to Pakistan.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Immigrants being restrained during deportation ‘with little justification’, says prisons watchdog – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2018 in deportation, immigration, news, reports, restraint by tracey

‘Immigrants being deported from the UK are being strapped into restraint belts “with little justification”, according to a highly critical report on the use of chartered flights for forced removals.’

Full Story

The Independent, 24th July 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Home Office pays out £21m after mistakenly detaining 850 people – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2018 in compensation, deportation, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Office mistakenly detained more than 850 people between 2012 and 2017, some of whom were living in the UK legally, and the government was forced to pay out more than £21m in compensation as a result, officials have revealed.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 28th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Family’s £15k debt from fight against Section 322(5) immigration rule – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2018 in debts, deportation, immigration, news, passports, taxation by tracey

‘A family say they have been left £15,000 in debt, without passports and unable to register their son as British because of the Home Office’s actions. The Bristol couple are among 1,000 highly-skilled migrants said to be facing deportation because of how the government has applied immigration law. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered a review into use of Section 322(5).’

Full Story

BBC News, 21st June 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MPs condemn Home Office deportation threats over taxes – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2018 in deportation, mistake, news, parliament, taxation, terrorism by tracey

‘Caroline Nokes, the immigration minister, has been accused by MPs of either not having a grip on her department or being recklessly incompetent for allowing the use of counter-terrorism powers to force the removal of highly skilled migrants from the UK over their taxes.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 13th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Government thwarted in bid to deport modern slavery victim who feared he would be killed if returned – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2018 in deportation, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘The government has made a U-turn over the deportation of a Vietnamese modern slavery victim after The Independent highlighted his plight.’

Full Story

The Independent, 13th June 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gay asylum seeker faces deportation from UK to Nigeria – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2018 in asylum, deportation, homosexuality, news by sally

‘A Nigerian asylum seeker who fled to Britain to escape prosecution for being gay is facing deportation after being held for six months in an immigration detention centre.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 11th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Government U-turn over anti-terror law used to deport migrants – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2018 in deportation, immigration, news, select committees, terrorism by sally

‘The government has agreed to stop deporting people under an immigration rule designed to tackle terrorism and those judged to be a threat to national security pending a review, after the Guardian highlighted numerous cases in which the power was being misused.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 29th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

EU rough sleepers win damages for illegal deportations – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2018 in compensation, deportation, EC law, homelessness, news by sally

‘The government is to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to European rough sleepers who were illegally detained and deported.’

Full Story

BBC News, 13th May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High court blocks Amber Rudd attempt to deport witness – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2018 in deportation, immigration, inquests, news, witnesses by tracey

‘Amber Rudd has lost a legal battle over her attempts to deport a key witness to a controversial death at a UK immigration centre. Jamaican Andrew Van Horn was due to be expelled from the country this week, despite the likelihood that he would be summoned to appear at an inquest into the death, and to a separate police investigation.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 28th April 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Undocumented Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK – UK Visas and Immigration

Posted April 17th, 2018 in children, citizenship, deportation, documents, immigration, visas by tracey

‘This information is for Commonwealth citizens (known as “Windrush” cases) who are long-term residents of the UK and do not have documents to demonstrate their status. It explains their position and what they need to do next.’

Full guidance

UK Visas and Immigration, 17th April 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

Opelo Kgari: Government thwarted in second bid to deport woman brought to UK from Botswana – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2018 in appeals, children, deportation, detention, immigration, injunctions, news by tracey

‘The government has been thwarted in its second attempt to deport a woman who came to the UK from Botswana when she was 13 years old.’

Full Story

The Independent, 10th April 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Opelo Kgari: Woman brought to UK from Botswana as a child 14 years ago given last-minute reprieve from deportation after being driven to Heathrow – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2018 in children, demonstrations, deportation, detention, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

‘A woman who spoke out to The Independent about Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre just days ago has narrowly avoided deportation following an intervention by MPs.’

Full Story

The Independent, 4th March 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk