Priti Patel's Blueprint to Accelerate Deportation: Foreign criminals could get the boot if only six months in prison
- It will apply to those from Europe as well as those from the rest of the world
- The new bill is expected to introduce further changes to facilitate deportation
- The number of foreign offenders deported this year fell to a record low
Foreign criminals who have been sentenced to just six months in prison will be screened for automatic deportation for the first time following measures taken by Priti Patel.
The Minister of the Interior is expected to dramatically tighten legislation on the exclusion of offenders.
As of 2007, foreign criminals have only been considered for deportation from the UK if they have been detained for at least 12 months.
Miss Patel wants to cut that in half, as it understands, in a move that would make it a lot easier to evict offenders from this country.
Fitzroy Daley 44 was jailed for ten years after stabbing a man in a row outside a pub
This applies to people from Europe as well as people from the rest of the world, as the UK will no longer be required to give special treatment to EU criminals.
The measures are expected to be part of the State Borders Act to be published in the next few months.
Under the plans currently under review by the Home Office, the new bill will update the UK Labor Borders Act of 2007, which sets out how individuals who have been detained for at least 12 months are to be considered for automatic deportation.
In addition to halving this requirement, the new bill is expected to introduce a number of other changes that will make deportation easier.
The Home Office is also believed to increase the number of moving flights, which are currently being operated by two per week.
In May, the Mail announced how the new law will streamline the asylum process, forcing applicants to submit all of their arguments at the beginning of a procedure.
This would prevent them from bringing a number of claims in court under various parts of human rights law to delay their deportation.
Left: Andrea Kopo 24 was sentenced to five years imprisonment at Bristol Crown Court in 2018 for having supplied cocaine, among other things. Right: Nerijus Radavicius 33 filmed himself raping a 32-year-old woman.
Foreign criminals to be evicted from the UK sometimes apply for asylum at the last minute to avoid being put on a plane. Other tactics used by what the Home Office has termed "activist lawyers" include human rights claims or claims of "modern slavery".
In October, the mail also revealed how the government plans to reduce the scope of human rights laws. A loophole in Labor human rights law that has been exploited by murderers, rapists and other serious criminals will be closed.
For the first time, the application of Article 3 of the Law, which prohibits “torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”, is restricted.
Paul Bingham and Ricardo Forbes were sent back to Jamaica nearly 18 years after being convicted of "brutal murder".
The reforms aim to prevent the use of Article 3 in Farcical cases. It could include a total ban on European Union nationals who claim they cannot be sent home for human rights reasons.
Miss Patel has also said she wants to put in place separate measures to stop violent criminals such as murderers and rapists seeking asylum in the UK.
Orgito Asllanaj, 29, helped run a huge cannabis factory near Wellington, Somerset
The whole package of measures could mean the government can remove hundreds more foreign criminals each year, as more fall within the scope of deportation laws and are prevented from making false human rights claims.
The number of offenders deported from abroad this year fell to a record low as international travel stalled during the pandemic.
The Home Office returned 1,128 serious foreign criminals, compared to 5,110 in 2019 and a decrease from 6,171 in 2016.
Last spring and summer there was a period of several months during which no moving flights could take place due to Covid-19. A total of 9,987 foreign offenders currently live in the community, according to data from the Interior Ministry.
It's more than 150 percent higher than in 2012 when the total was less than 4,000. The number soared due to Covid restrictions, with a record 846 posted between April and June.
From murderers to sex fiends, criminals we sent home
The 44-year-old Jamaican was jailed for ten years after stabbing a man in a row outside a pub.
Daley attacked 50-year-old Eric Paul from behind when he left in 2012 after a small argument in east London.
A jury found Daley guilty of manslaughter. He was deported last month.
Kopo, 24, who entered the UK illegally, was sentenced to five years imprisonment in Bristol Crown Court in 2018 for delivering cocaine, among other things.
He was deported back to Albania in September.
The 33-year-old Lithuanian citizen Radavicius filmed himself raping a 32-year-old woman. In 2016, Radavicius was sentenced to four and a half years in prison at the Aberdeen High Court. He was deported in June.
Paul Bingham and Ricardo Forbes
Bingham and Forbes were sent back to Jamaica nearly 18 years after being convicted of "brutal murder".
They were sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting crack cocaine trafficker Harrington Jack at close range.
Bingham, 49, and Forbes, 52, went to his north London apartment in 2002 to steal his drugs.
They ordered him to pull out his bags and shot him in the chest when he refused. You were deported last month.
The 29-year-old Albanian helped run a huge cannabis factory near Wellington, Somerset.
It had 491 plants with a potential value of more than £ 400,000. Asllanaj was sentenced to 12 months in prison in May and deported in September.