Limited Deportation Following Immigration Arrests

Figures published towards the end of last week by the Home Office, have revealed that a third of immigration arrests, which occurred as a result of tips offs, result in deportation.

According to the latest figures, which related to last year, in excess of 4,500 arrests were made by immigration officials, with 1,500 of those arrests resulting in deportation from the UK. A further 15 cases resulted in criminal prosecutions occurring.

The latest figures come as the government look at introducing proposals which will make it easier to deport foreign criminals and migrants who are in the UK illegally; with proposals which have recently been outlined reducing the number of grounds for appeal from 17 to four.

Proposals put forward have also suggested that it may be possible to deport foreign criminals before the outcome of their appeal is known; provided they do not face serious harm within their home country.

Whilst the latest figures have revealed that only a third of arrests conducted by immigration officials result in deportation from the UK; 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.

To find out how our London immigration solicitors can help you, contact our legal team today.

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