Offenders: Deportation

Home Office written question – answered on 24th March 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of powers under the Immigration Act 2014 to stop criminals using family life arguments to delay deportation.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The new Immigration Act 2014 stops criminals from using family life arguments to delay their deportation by making clear that the public interest normally requires the deportation of foreign criminals, notwithstanding their claim to family life.

Since passing this Act, the Government has also removed more than 600 foreign national offenders under the new non suspensive appeals powers, with many more

going through the system.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.