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Out of country immigration appeals to be expanded


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The Conservative Party is pledging radically to expand out of country appeals to any migrant with no leave after the election. The Daily Mail piece is clearly well informed and includes some examples that can only have come from a Home Officer brief.

Given that appeals will only be on human rights grounds anyway from 6 April 2015, how easy it can be to become an overstayer, that the appeal might well be about whether you are indeed an overstayer or not and that appeals take many months to bring, during which time you might well lose your job, home and family, this plan might be thought rather harsh.

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  1. The article makes a strange refernce to “Labour’s Human Rights Act” (which had cross-party support at the time)- it appears the Daily Mail is unaware the Tories plan to repeal this, making human rights appeals redundant anyway.

    With regards to children in particular these proposals are abhorrent (and clearly against the children’s best interests, a point that has not really come up with regards to the parallel deportation out of country appeals regime).