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Home Office Removal Targets

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:32 am on 26th April 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Labour, Birmingham, Northfield 10:32 am, 26th April 2018

Thank you, Mr Speaker, I will do my best. Is not the problem that a culture of tunnel-vision suspicion has been encouraged in the Home Office? Only last week in my constituency, that culture led officials to attempt to remove a man who had come to this country legally on a multi-entry visa, to be with his wife who had just been through a difficult pregnancy and termination. He had booked a return ticket to Jamaica, but officials said that he had “undermined his position” because he said that he wanted to spend as much time with his wife as he was legally able to do. Is not there something wrong with that kind of mindset?