UK News 'Handful' of people wrongly deported from UK

07:15  09 may  2018
07:15  09 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said in response: “It is an absolute scandal that the Home Office doesn’t even know how many people they have wrongly deported . “The Windrush Generation must have their rights as British citizens confirmed

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Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd leaves 10 Downing Street in London, April 10, 2018 © Getty Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd leaves 10 Downing Street in London, April 10, 2018 A top Home Office official has admitted a "handful" of people have been wrongly deported over the past six years - moments after the immigration minister told MPs: "I don't think I've had any cases of wrongful deportation brought to my attention."

Hugh Ind told the Home Affairs Select Committee there had been occasions where individuals had been brought back to Britain following wrongful removal.

Asked by MPs to give a precise figure, the Home Office's most senior immigration enforcement official said it was "up to five".

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Shockingly, some may have been deported for not having the appropriate paperwork to remain in the UK . “It is an absolute scandal that the Home Office doesn’t even know how many people they have wrongly deported .”

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This came a matter of minutes after immigration minister Caroline Nokes said she was not aware of any cases.

Minster of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes arriving in Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting © PA Minster of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes arriving in Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting But Labour MP Stephen Doughty then raised the case of one of his constituents, who was wrongly deported to Somalia.

He asked Ms Nokes why she had not been briefed about the number of wrongful detentions and deportations in her department upon taking office.

"I don't think I can answer that," the minister responded.

Mr Ind, director general of immigration enforcement, acknowledged during his evidence that there is a "deep problem" with wrongful immigration detentions.

He told the committee that about £3.3m was paid out last year in compensation for detentions later ruled unlawful in the courts.

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Great Britain asked for people from Caribbean countries, in the 50s and 60s, to plug a gap in the workforce. They entered the UK in the first wave of Commonwealth immigration 70 years ago. They were dubbed the Windrush generation – due to a ship …

" Deporting people with actively communicable diseases like TB is of particular concern." Between 50 and 180 deportees are served at each sitting by the small handful of Jesuits, Sister Missionaries of the Eucharist, and local volunteers.

On the Windrush scandal, MPs were told officials are reviewing 8,000 records stretching back to 2002. So far, no wrongful removals have been identified.

However, Ms Nokes said it was clear that people from the Windrush group have been detained.

The scandal set in motion a chain of events that resulted in the resignation of Amber Rudd as home secretary.

Ms Rudd quit after admitting "inadvertently" misleading MPs about targets for removing illegal immigrants.

During questions from the Home Affairs Committee, she told MPs there were no such targets. But following a string of damaging revelations contradicting her evidence, Ms Rudd stepped down.

The Home Office's top official revealed to the committee that an urgent review is taking place into the "support" given to Ms Rudd prior to, during and after her session on 25 April.

Sir Philip Rutnam, the department's permanent secretary, said: "There is a lot of concern about the preparation for the hearing, concern about events during the hearing and after the hearing.

"My concern is to make sure the quality of the advice and support we are giving to our ministers is as good as it possibly can be."

Sir Philip said he had asked Sir Alex Allan, a top civil servant who is currently the Prime Minister's adviser on ministers' interests, to look into "the facts so far as the support provided by the Civil Service".

Sir Philip said: "That is a piece of work which is being started today and which I hope will be concluded quickly.

"I hope that provides you with some reassurance that I take these matters very seriously."

On the subject of targets, Mr Ind confirmed a target was set for enforced returns of 12,800 for 2017/18, while there were also targets in 2016/17 and 2015/16.

He said it was decided not to operate targets for returns in this year.

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