Tough Immigration Laws

October 10, 2013 by  

Tough Immigration Laws, Tough new curbs on the appeal rights of illegal immigrants and foreign prisoners facing deportation are being introduced as part of an overhaul of the UK’s immigration laws.

The Immigration Bill will see the grounds on which foreign nationals can lodge an appeal against deportation slashed from the current 17 to just four.

It is in part a response to the frustration successive home secretaries faced in their repeated attempts to deport the radical cleric Abu Qatada.

He managed to use human rights legislation to outwit government lawyers over 12 years, before Home Secretary Theresa May finally managed to secure his deportation to Jordan last July.

Richard, 22, fought and won his battle to stay in the UK, using Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to a private or family life – to convince judges to overturn his deportation order.

The Zimbabwean national has lived in Clapham, south London, since he was 10 years old.

He was sentenced to two years in prison for burglary and issued with a deportation order.

“All my friends and my extended family were in the United Kingdom so me going back to Zimbabwe would have impacted on me,” he said.

He has now been granted interim leave to remain in the UK until 2016, when his case will be reviewed again.

He said: “In detention centres I saw the reaction of people given automatic deportations.

“They don’t know what to do and a lot of them have tried to end their own lives.

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