While the recent Windrush crisis has caused controversy and the loss of a minister for the British government, new revelations show that 1,000 highly skilled migrants in the UK are wrongly facing deportation based on flawed allegations.
The immigrants who are seeking indefinite leave to remain (ILR) are facing expulsion under a section of the British Immigration Act designed in part to tackle terrorists and individuals judged to be a threat to national security.
A range of MPs and immigration experts have criticized the use of the controversial section 322(5) of the act, with two saying the crisis-hit department is truly wicked and abusing its power.
“The litany of callous incompetence by the Home Office has been laid bare in the past few weeks, first with the Windrush scandal and now with the revelations regarding removal targets,” said Alison Thewliss MP for Glasgow Central.
“The way that the 322(5) rules are being applied is…