Illegal Kicked Out . . . After 15 Appeals

Emily Nash, The Sun, January 19, 2012

An illegal immigrant who made 15 attempts to stay in the UK in a ten-year period can finally be deported, an appeal court judge ruled yesterday.

The Pakistani, 38, spent a decade on the asylum “merry-go-round” after being ordered to leave, Lord Justice Ward said.

He arrived in Britain in 1998 in circumstances which “lacked credibility”—yet the “carousel” had gone “round and round”, with endless fresh claims blocking his removal.

But yesterday the Court of Appeal in London dismissed the man’s latest attempt. It concluded that a judge in the High Court had been right to refuse an application for a judicial review of a Home Office decision to deport.

Lord Justice Ward said in a written judgment it was “time the music stopped” and the “merry-go-round” stopped turning.

He added: “His claim for judicial review is dismissed. Enough of the whirligig.”

He said Home Secretary Theresa May was now “entitled to take steps to remove him”.

Lord Justice Tomlinson and Sir Mark Potter, who also heard evidence in July, backed the decision.

Lord Justice Ward said: “This is another of those frustrating appeals which characterise—and, some may think, disfigure—certain aspects of the work in the immigration field.

“One of those whirligig cases where an asylum seeker goes up and down on the merry-go-round leaving one wondering when the music will ever stop.”

The man, referred to in court only as TM, had an asylum claim refused in August 2000, with “directions set for his removal” in November 2001.

He then made an application claiming removal would breach his human rights—but this was refused within weeks.

Further claims followed in 2004, 2005 and 2006—ending with his latest appeal for judicial review.

The judge said: “On my count it was the 15th submission of a fresh claim.”

Topics: ,

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.
  • Anonymous

    4 hispanics brutally beat 23 yr old white man to death in front of girlfriend for no reason philly near liberty bell caution disturbing content

    • Zorro

      Rest in Peace, Kevin. Another senseless attack, and no outrage or condemnation from any Political or Journalistic figures.

      If you are not carrying a gun, or at least trained in hand to hand, such as Target Focus Traning, you are insane. Both are deadly, but one doesn’t require a permit.

    • If you go to the “contact us” box at the top of the page, you can submit your links there and not derail the existing threads.

  • Joe6pak

    As this economic migrant is being showed the door they should present him and the Pakistani government with a bill for services rendered over a ten year period, plus VAT.

  • Anonymous

    black and hispanic mob beats white 64 yr old vet for SPORT!!! philadelphia yesterday


    • Anonymous

      Yes, I saw this terrible story – as usual, a group of cowardly Black teen thugs jump a regular White guy from behind, punch and kick him nearly to death when he is on the ground . Please spread this story to vietnam veterans associations in Pennsylvania and other states, get the word out that these perps have to be severely punished. Here are some contacts:

      This [email protected]

      Larry D. Holman
      6746 Souder St. ~ Philadelphia PA 19149-2206
      215.725.4938 (Home)
      e-mail: [email protected]

      Executive Vice President
      L. “Skip” Haswell
      260 Brook Drive ~ Beaver Falls,   PA  15010  
      724.495.9612 (cell)
       e-mail: [email protected]

      1st Vice President
      Tim Susangill
       222 Bedford street ~ Hollidaysburg, PA  16648
      e-mail: [email protected]

      2nd Vice President
      Larry Googins
      110 Hamilton Ct. ~ Baden, PA 15005 
      Ph: 724.869.7090
      e-mail: [email protected]

      3rd Vice President
      Jeffrey White
      P.O. Box 433 ~ Newtown Square, PA 19073
      610.356.8524 (H) 
      e-mail: [email protected]

      F. Lee Corfield
      140 Knobvue Drive ~ Freedom PA 15042-9737
      724.775.3027 (Home)
      e-mail: [email protected]

      David Johnston
      P.O. Box 677 ~ Harrisburg, PA 17108-0677
      717.514.3418 (cell)
      e-mail: [email protected]

      Pennsylvania State Council Delegates-at-Large
      Richard A. Smith

      73 War Admiral Lane ~ Media, PA19063


      e-mail: [email protected]
      Russell P. Wade

      142 Laurel Road ~ Boyertown,  PA   19512

      610.689.5010 (H)  e-mail:  [email protected]

      Berks County Chapter 131
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 13735 ~ Reading, PA 19612-3735 ~ 610.678.5812
      E-mail address: [email protected]


      Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
      Chapter 67, Delaware County, PA.

      P.O. Box 1220 ~ Media, PA 19063 ~610.626.7598
      Chapter president e-mail address: [email protected]

      Bucks County Chapter 210
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 1095 ~ Doylestown, PA 18901 ~ 215.579.1480 ~Email address: [email protected]

      Liberty Bell Chapter 266
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      1517 E. Luzerne Street ~ Philadelphia, PA 19124 ~ 215.288.8387 ~ e-mail: [email protected]

      Liberty Bell Chapter meets the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. 
      at the Juniata Park Memorial American Legion Post 738
      1517 E. Luzerne Street ~ Philadelphia, PA 19124

      Vietnam Veterans of America 
      Valley Forge Chapter 349

      MARM ~ 650 Sentry Parkway ~ Blue Bell, PA 19422-2318 ~ 610.941.2160 ~ email: [email protected]

      Major James A. Crew Chapter 359
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      222 Bedford Street ~ Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 ~ 814.695.9680~ email: [email protected]

      Major James A. Crew Chapter 359
      meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at SCI-Cresson, G-Block

      Laurel Highlands Chapter 364
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 5237 ~ Johnstown, PA 15904-5237 ~ 814.269.4427 ~ email: [email protected]

      Lehigh Valley Chapter 415
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 1901 ~ Easton, PA 18044 ~ 610.252-6171 ~ email: [email protected]

      Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter 435
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      4808 East Carver Avenue ~ Erie, PA 16511 ~ 814.899.2858 ~ Email address: [email protected]

       ail [email protected]

      Major Louis Guillermin Chester County Chapter 436
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 189 ~ Phoenixville, PA 19460 ~ 610.436.0392 ~ email: [email protected]

      Veterans of Graterford Chapter 466
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 244 ~ Graterford, PA 19426-244 ~ 610.489-4151 (ext. 2289)

      Upper Bucks/Lower Lehigh Chapter 468
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 759 ~ Richlandtown, PA 18955-0759 ~ 215.679.7770 ~email: [email protected]

      Upper Bucks/Lower Lehigh Chapter 468 meets the first Sunday
      of each month at 2 p.m. 
      at the VFW (Forrest Lodge) 2118 Old Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville, Pa. 18960 Phone – 215-257-9480

      Michael J. Novosel MOH Capital Chapter 542
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      8000 Derry Street ~ Harrisburg, PA 17111-5233 ~ 717.731.6028 ~ e-mail: [email protected]

      Capital Chapter 542 meets the second Sunday of the month at 1 p.m.
      at 8000 Derry Street ~ Harrisburg, PA 17111-523

      Pottstown Keystone Chapter 565
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 472 ~ Pottstown, PA 19464 ~ 610.327.1044

      Pottstown Keystone Chapter 565 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. 
      at the VFW Post 780, 530 East High Street ~ Pottstown, PA 19464

      Somerset County Chapter 587
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 711 ~ Somerset, PA 15501 ~ 814.926.2191

      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 63096 ~ Philadelphia, PA 19114-0896 ~ 215.679.4730 ~ e-mail: [email protected]

      “Continue the Mission” Chapter 590 meets the third Tuesday of each month (except December) 
      at 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 10, 493 Bethlehem Pike ~Fort Washington, PA 19034-9895

      Tri-State Chapter 623
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 594 ~ Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 ~ 570.686.4195 ~ e-mail: [email protected]

       Pocono Chapter 678
      Vietnam Veterans of America

      P.O. Box 103 ~ Stroudsburg, PA 18360
      e-mail: [email protected]


  • i wonder how many of those we have here that are doing the same thing?

  • Anonymous

    Believe me, this case is ‘par-for-the-course’ here in the UK. I read of so many accounts of illegal immigrants who exploit the EU Human Rights Act (which is, of course, what it’s there for) to win appeal after appeal after appeal. Last year we had a case of a Bulgarian criminal who used the EUHRA to escape deportation back to his own country because he had bought a pet cat in london and successfully argued that the cat proved he had a responsibility and emotional attachment to the UK, so deporting him would be a breach of Article 8 of the EUHRA “Right to a family Life”. I kid you not!. Illegals very rarely get deported from the UK. What we need to do is get out of the EU altogether, then engage in one gargantuan repatriation process. Don’t hold your breath though.