Figures published over the weekend have revealed that there has been a significant increase in the number of foreign criminals who are appealed against their deportation from the UK.
Currently, foreign criminals who have been convicted of a crime and imprisoned for a minimum of 12 months within the UK, are subject to automatic deportation upon release; although they are eligible to make an appeal.
According to the latest figures, last year saw a record number of appeals launched, fighting such deportation – with the number of appeals launched being 39 percent higher than the amount launched in 2011.
Of those who appealed their deportation included a number of foreign nationals who have been convicted of violent offences, as well as a number of those convicted of sex offences.
In addition, the figures from the weekend also revealed that in 2012 there was an increase in the number of foreign nationals who were successful in their appeals against deportation.
Whilst the latest figures have revealed that the number of foreign criminals appealing their deportation has significantly increased, for those who are facing criminal deportation cases, our experienced immigration solicitors in London may be able to assist.
Our solicitors at Howe+Co, are experienced in handling a range of immigration cases, including those relating in criminal deportation matters, and through our experience within the industry, we have a high success rate.
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