Skilled Commonwealth migrants still facing 'unlawful' deportation


More than 70 people refused right to remain despite 2019 ruling that Home Office misused Immigration Act, report finds

Dozens of highly skilled migrants from Commonwealth countries are still facing deportation almost two years after the court of appeal ruled the Home Office was acting unlawfully in refusing them leave to remain, according to a new report.

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In 2018, MPs and immigration experts criticised the use of the controversial section 322(5) of the Immigration Act, which was designed in part to tackle terrorists and individuals judged to be a threat to national security.

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