11 February 2020
“It is outrageous that the government, despite the court of appeal’s decision last night, went ahead with the deportation early this morning.
“This shows once again that the Government is unwilling to learn the lessons from the Windrush scandal.
“Individuals that have spent convictions and have not had proper legal representation, should not suffer separation from their families as an extra punishment for their crimes.
“Deporting people by stealth undermines confidence in our legal and immigration system. It demonstrates a government willing to bend the rules for a few good headlines in the press.“