McGrory – Home Office deportation letters are ‘shameful’

Up to a hundred EU nationals living in Britain have been mistakenly sent letters from the Home Office threatening them with deportation, it has been reported today. 

Commenting, James McGrory, Executive Director of Open Britain, said:

“This is shameful stuff from the same department that gave us the disgraceful ‘go home vans’ a few years ago.

“It’s little wonder that many EU citizens feel worried about their future status in the UK when they hear of people with every right to be here getting letters threatening their deportation.

“The Home Office show scant sign of being able to get a completely new immigration regime up and running by 2019.

“Ministers should drop their damaging rhetoric about an immigration target and instead come forward with proposals that recognise the work of EU nationals already in this country, and others who we will undoubtedly need in the future.” 

/ends 

Notes to editors:

This story is reported in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/23/home-office-apologises-for-letters-threatening-to-deport-eu-nationals