From January 2021, rules that permit foreign offenders to be expelled only if they are a threat to the United Kingdom will be stepped up to target pickpockets and shoplifters. The home secretary stated that the change would apply to the EU citizens in the UK who are waiting to the awarded their settled status. This will even include EU citizens who were born in the UK or who were brought to the UK as small children – if they have not acquired British citizenship yet, for example.
Colin Yeo, an immigration barrister, warned that this was “a major change” from the law that is currently in place that requires “a proportionality assessment and a current threat from the person facing deportation”.
This policy was revealed in post-Brexit immigration plans, which will strengthen the requirement for those who are already in the UK who are sentenced to 12 months (or more) in prison must be considered for deportation.
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