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”.
What MPs And Experts Say
MPs and experts have unanimously tagged thisImmigration Rules that an abuse of power and truly wicked. MP for Glasgow, Alison Thewliss, said compensation packages must be offered to those affected by the government. She said the review is a proof that the Home Office is using this immigration rules inappropriately. Distinguishing late submission of tax and an amended tax return appears to be the most common mistake. Thewliss find it unbelievable to see that some caseworkers employed by Home Office do not have the most basic knowledge of tax.
While reacting to the figures presented by the preview, a spokesperson of the Home Office said the calculations are speculative and that evidence shows applicants have tried to misrepresent their earnings on many occasions.
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