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Home Office reasons for deportation letter, October 2013


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It is considered that a significant number of children are brought up satisfactorily by one parent alone with little or no contact with their other parent.

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Colin Yeo

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5 Responses

  1. I was under the impression that the UK government which had opted out of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child when it came to immigration matters had opted out of the Rights of the child decided 2 or 3 years ago decided to opt back in again 3 or 4 years.ago. Why did they bother was this just for window dressing?

    1. Astonished to learn from this that the UK Gov had opted out until 2008. Does anyone know what is the current UK position is and if there are any proposals to opt out again with regards to immigration?

  2. i am deported from UK after serving 3months imprisonment for working with a false document leaving my two children behind in 2008 my children are now 8yrs and 5yrs then they were younger and their mother had no leave to remain in uk but they have been considered for leave this year
    i only talk to them through phone, yesterday, the older one asked me when will i come and take them out i feel so bad. since my deportation they have been leaving on benefit with their mother. All the effort to get the order revoked has been thwarted by my caseworker. it is painful my children are going to keep growing up without me while they wallop in pyschological headache of how to see me again.

  3. What price “Right to a family life” ?
    it is, of course, perfectly true that children can successfully be brought up by a single parent, BUT most people seem to agree that not only is dual parenting easier, it is also far safer in many respects – and much more fun, (except when one parent is woefuly sub-adequate, for whatever reason).
    How much care was taken to ensure that the parent left literally “holding the babies” was up to the job before this semi-orphaning was deliberately inflicted upon innocent children?

    The apparent heartlessness of this jugment makes me feel physically sick. I hope it is distorted by being quoted out of context, but knowing UKBA I fear it may not be….