Under an immigration rule employed to a great extent in tackling terrorist activities as well as issues considered as threats to national security, around 300 highly skilled migrants were wrongly forced to leave Britain by the Home Office according to figures released by the government. In 300 highly skilled migrants, 87 were lawyers, doctors, IT professionals, engineers and teachers have been wrongly forced out of the UK. It also showed that a further 400 people might have been affected under the terrorism-related legislation. No response has been given by Home Office regarding whether it will compensate those affected by its mistakes including the possibility of inviting those forced out the UK back into the country if confirmed a wrong move after reconsideration. In a forced Home Office’s review, it was revealed that “first-tier tribunal threw out 65% of Home Office 322(5) decisions and 45% of applicants came out successful at judicial review. The review also revealed that until mid-2015, refusal of settlement applications across all immigration categories was 5%, when it jumped to 52% for tier 1 (general) migrants”.
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