Record Number of Foreign Criminals Cannot Be Deported

David Barrett, Telegraph (London), February 15, 2014

A record number of foreign criminals won appeals against deportation on human rights grounds last year in a major blow to the Government’s tough stance on immigration, The Telegraph can disclose.

Home Office data, disclosed for the first time, shows that 602 appeals were allowed by the immigration courts in 2012-13.

They included 324 criminals who won the right to stay in Britain under the controversial “right to private and family life” set out in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Article 8 was the focus of a vote in the House of Commons last month that undermined the authority of David Cameron.

Dozens of Conservative backbenchers supported an amendment, tabled by Dominic Raab, to the Immigration Bill that would have stripped the judges of their discretion to allow appeals on Article 8 grounds.

The latest figures, which show the continuing and significant impact of the “family life” measures, will raise questions about ministers’ decision not to back Mr Raab’s amendment, which failed after Labour MPs were ordered to vote against it.

The 602 total was slightly higher than the 600 recorded in 2010-11, and a significant leap from the year before the Coalition came to power, when the figure stood at 507.

Critics of the Government’s record on immigration will seize on the figures as evidence that Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has failed to get tough on human rights abuses by foreign criminals.

The total included 113 offenders who were convicted of serious or violent offences, including murder, manslaughter, rape, indecent assault and child sexual abuse. In 2012-13, three foreign criminals convicted of murder or manslaughter won appeals on human rights grounds – the highest figure on record.

Last year’s figures also included 28 foreign offenders convicted of causing grievous or actual bodily harm, 30 robbers and 16 burglars.

The 113 serious or violent offenders who won appeals was a similar figure to the previous two years, but represented an increase on 2008-09 when the number stood at just 13 and the following year, when it was 82.

The overall number of appeals lodged by foreign criminals also reached a record high last year with 2,329 cases, up 36 per cent year on year.

A Home Office spokesman said: “Those who come to the UK and break our laws should be deported.”

The Telegraph last week disclosed two high-profile cases in which foreign offenders had won the right to stay in the UK. One involved Jason Efred Raje Francis, 26, who took part in the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl. Judges ruled that he cannot be deported because he has fathered two children in Britain, by different mothers.

The other case involved Earl Daren Rodney, 25, who was convicted of looting a shop during the rioting that swept British cities in August 2011.

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  • “Right to private and family life”, sounds ambiguous and general enough to permanently nullify all attempts to rid a country of it’s undesirables.
    Kudos to you Marxist scum.

  • borogirl54

    That is stupid. Who do you think is supporting the children that this guy had with two women, they are probably both on the dole. I wonder if he even cares about the kids? Who knows?

  • Spartacus

    Those poor vermin…

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    This is absolutely disgusting. What about the rights of indigenous Britons to a peaceful society that ensures the safety of its own citizens? Westminster apparently believes that 3rd world parasites have more rights than indigenous Britons. It’s time to elect a new government and deport all 3rd world immigrants. Hopefully, Britons will be able to do this before the country is completely transformed into a Muslim theocracy.

    • Diana Moon Glampers

      The Muslim theocracy would have no hesitation to deport whomever they felt like deporting.

  • bigone4u

    The British government should do the right thing and deport the scum, while letting the EU sputter, turn red, and have a hissy fit.

  • DonReynolds

    Criminals forfeit their freedom, and any right to family life, by their own actions.

    • sbuffalonative

      I say it all the time but the British have gone mad.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    This article pertains to the UK, but I was recently reading that the asylum success rate in America is also at an all-time high. Coincidence that the US, the UK, and likely other Western nations are allowing far more asylum seekers to stay? I think not.

    • freddy_hills

      No coincidence at all. The immigration policies of the US, UK and Australia were ALL overthrown in the mid 60’s.

  • Alexandra1973

    Kick their families out with them. If the women were stupid enough to have children with them, then they deserve the boot too.

    • IstvanIN

      Their women should be kicked out no matter what.

      • Alexandra1973

        Agreed, white or not. If they’re stupid enough to “date” them (or whatever), they can be given the heave-ho too.

  • Conrad

    Since lefties like Moa so well here are a few quotes from the dear leader – THAT WE MUST LEARN.

    “Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first
    importance for the revolution.”

    “A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a
    picture, or doing embroidery. It cannot be so refined, so leisurely
    and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and
    magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by
    which one class overthrows another.”

    “Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.”

    “We shall support whatever our enemies oppose and oppose whatever our enemies support.”

    “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”

    “Not to have a correct political point of view is like having no soul…”

  • sbuffalonative

    What is the source of this ‘progressive’ liberal madness? While I know the stock answer, who are the people behind the scenes making these policies? Where are they located? Is there a ‘think tank’ that comes up with these ideas?

    • freddy_hills

      There probably is a ‘think tank’ and meetings somewhere. But you can bet it’s done quietly at luxury hotels with no announcement and a complete media blackout.

  • freddy_hills

    One involved Jason Efred Raje Francis, 26, who took part in the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl. Judges ruled that he cannot be deported because he has fathered two children in Britain, by different mothers.

    That’s an easy fix. Deport his sprogs along with him. They can have a “right to a family life” in the cesspool he came from.

  • IstvanIN

    What about the British girls who deserve not to be raped and served in kebobs? What about the British boys and men who didn’t deserve to be murdered?

  • Brian

    This is how a civilization commits suicide. And we’re doing the same sort of thing here in the Colonies. Am I living on the set of a snuff film?

    • mikebowen55

      We’re going to have to make a stand or perish. Violence and sabotage is the only option. Voting won’t accomplish anything when enough third worlders are brought in to nullify any action at the polls.

      • Brian

        I wonder what the moment of Lexington and Concord will be.

  • Snowman

    So the first thing a non-white criminal has to do once arriving in UK, is get married with a local woman with UK citizenship and scream “o c’mon” when they try to kick you out

  • Massif1

    Germany has issues with Turks – some of them they can’t be deported even for committing multiple felonies. Other European countries probably have the same lax laws when it comes to immigrants and crime.

    Kick them out and let them have their private and family life somewhere else.