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.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2018

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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.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2018

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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).’

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BBC News, 21st June 2018

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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.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2018

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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.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2018

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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.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2018

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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.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2018

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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.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2018

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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.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2018

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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.’

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UK Visas and Immigration, 17th April 2018

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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.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2018

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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.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2018

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Hundreds of foreign criminals including rapists and violent offenders are on the run – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2018 in deportation, fugitive offenders, news, violent offenders by tracey

‘Hundreds of foreign criminals including rapists and violent offenders are on the run after the Government took too long to deport them, new figures suggest.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2018

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Home Office tells women they will be deported more quickly for hunger striking – The Independent

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

‘The Home Office has been accused of “shocking and inhumane abuse of process” after it told vulnerable women on hunger strike about conditions at a controversial detention centre they faced “accelerated” deportation if they continued to protest.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2018

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‘Criminalised, detained, deported’: UK accused of failing trafficked children – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2018 in asylum, children, deportation, detention, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Child trafficking victims deported back to Vietnam by the British government face the risk of being retrafficked and further exploited, lawyers and child protection groups have warned.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2018

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Home Office urged to reverse ‘grotesque’ decision to send child slavery victim back to country he was trafficked from – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2018 in asylum, children, deportation, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘The Home Office is being urged by leading charities to reverse its decision to refuse asylum to a child slavery victim which would see him forced to return to the country from which he was trafficked.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2018

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Immigration and asylum The new arrivals UK Home Office tells stateless man: go home – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in asylum, citizenship, deportation, immigration, news, refugees by sally

‘A man who has been stateless for 31 years has been denied protection in the UK after the Home Office refused to accept he was originally from Palestine, despite advising him to return there on two occasions.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2018

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Deportation of foreign criminals: out of country appeals still lawful – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 19th, 2018 in appeals, deportation, human rights, judicial review, news by tracey

‘Nixon & Anor, R (On the Application of) Secretary of State for the Home Office [2018] EWCA Civ 3, 17 January 2018. The Court of Appeal has refused a judicial review application and permission to appeal in two cases where the applicants were required to pursue their challenges to deportation “out of country” rather than in the UK. Where the Secretary of State has rejected a human rights claim, and deportation is considered in the public good – because the deportee is a foreign criminal – there has been debate about the effectiveness of an out-of-country appeal.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th January 2018

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Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted January 17th, 2018 in deportation, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

‘In EA & Ors (Article 3 medical cases – Paposhvili not applicable) [2017] UKUT 00445, the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) refused to follow the most recent Strasbourg caselaw regarding the test for a breach of Article 3 ECHR in medical removal cases, finding that it was inconsistent with domestic precedent.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 15th January 2018

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Woman nearly deported after 50 years in UK wins leave to remain – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2018 in deportation, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘A grandmother who was told she was an illegal immigrant, detained in an immigration removal centre and threatened with deportation despite having lived in Britain for 50 years has finally received official leave to remain in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2018

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