UK May Deport 1,000 Migrants Amid Accusations of Anti-Terror ‘Abuse’

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The Home Office denies the recent claims of some activists and MPs that it wrongly refuse leave to migrants because of tax discrepancies, saying that the authorities refuse permits only to those who deliberately lie to the government and pose a threat to national security.

About 1,000 high skilled migrants may be deported from the UK for security reasons, as the Home Office has refused “indefinite leave to remain” (IRL) according to a paragraph of the Immigration Act, targeting terrorist threats. The Home Office claims that the applicants have provided false information.

Their guidelines state that the ruling is generally applicable in cases on “criminality, a threat to national security, war crimes or travel bans.” However, the caseworkers still can deny the IRL if their “character and conduct” doesn’t seem to be desirable to allow applicants to live in the UK.
People acknowledged by the Home Office as threats are prohibited from obtaining a UK visa. Those deported on terror suspicions will also get a mark on their passport.

Cited by the Guardian newspaper, a Home Office spokesperson stressed that applications are denied  “in these circumstances only where the evidence shows applicants have deliberately provided false information to the government” answering the recent claims by the UK’s immigration advocates and politicians. In the newspaper report they accused the Home Office of misusing the counter-terror…

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