The court suspends Home office removal policy

On 14 March 2019, the High Court suspended the removal policy of the Home Office. This decision means that the system of providing “removal windows” to migrants, during which they can be expelled from the UK without warning, will be temporarily halted.

Under this system, the applicants are provided with a window of three months during which the Home office can send him/her out of the country. At the same time, the immigrant does not know the exact removal date.

In the light of this court injunction, 69 people who were supposed to receive removal windows will not be expelled from the country without notice. Nevertheless, we would like to note that the court’s decision does not challenge the removal procedure by itself, but only requires that immigrants be duly notified of the actual time of removal. The policy was challenged to courts by the Medical Justice who managed to seek interim injunction to suspend the removal windows.  

Posted on Mar 27, 2019.

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