More than half of deportations from the UK are called off, The Independent can reveal – raising concerns that thousands of people are being unfairly targeted for forcible removal.
Figures obtained through freedom of information law show that of the 24,674 removal directions issued last year, 15,200 were cancelled. Of these, more than two-thirds were called off within a week of the scheduled removal and 45 per cent within just one day.
Lawyers and campaigners said the figures showed the impact of the Home Office’s “detain first, ask questions later” approach.
The most common reason for cancellation was because legal representations had been submitted (34 per cent), with other reasons given including ”administrative”, “disruptive behaviour” and “medical”.
It comes after the High Court ordered the Home Office to stop using a controversial “no warning” tactic, which means a person can be told that at any point during the subsequent three months they may be given between three and seven days’ notice that they will be removed.
The decision meant the Home Office had to immediately cancel 69 removals scheduled for the coming days. During the hearing, the court heard that hundreds, if not thousands, of people were probably subject to the policy in any one year.
Source: Majority of immigration removals called off amid concerns thousands of people wrongly targeted | The Independent
When President Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade.
Source: Not just ‘bad hombres’: Trump is targeting up to 8 million people for deportation – LA Times
Abortion, same-sex marriage, deportations, global warming, Obamacare: On what topics could President Trump make big changes on his own? What are the limts?
Source: A primer on executive power: Trump can’t end same-sex marriages, but he could speed up deportations – LA Times
Should the worst scenario occur and Trump does win the election and become President of America, then he will have a lot to learn, but unfortunately he appears not to be for learning.
He states that he would deport millions in his “first hour”, just how would he do that, for to do so, firstly he would have to have millions already in custody and have appropriate transport available. Then what would he do if Mexico refused these millions entry. The days of “gunship diplomacy” have long since gone and also no country today have the resources to do this. He speaks as though his word is law, as a dictator would and he is the one who will be obeyed, not only by America, but any country he himself deems should do so. This is ignorance to an extreme, for a country and other countries are not like companies where the CEO may be able to exert his own power and not take into account any of the consequences in doing so.
If by his actions he bankrupts the company then the rule of law can be relied upon to provide some means to mitigate the effects of bankruptcy. However, if this relates to a country, the rule of law may also be no longer available, so who or what would he then call upon.
As I have said so much to learn, but an unwilling learner, so America be warned your fate is within your own hands.
Donald Trump has vowed to deport millions of people in his “first hour” of office if he becomes president at the end of a day in which he stoked tensions with Mexico over the issue of immigration and who would pay for a border wall. Seeking to end confusion over his aggressive but muddled language on immigration, he vowed to remove those living in the country illegally if he becomes president, warning that failure to do so would jeopardise the “well-being of the American people.”
Source: Donald Trump says he will deport millions of people in his ‘first hour in office’ | The Independent