Have a question?
033 3772 0409

In The Press

Home Office official tells man facing deportation: 'My job is to piss you off' (Guardian) (9 May 2018)

Date: 09/05/2018
Duncan Lewis, InThePress Solicitors, Home Office official tells man facing deportation: 'My job is to piss you off' (Guardian)

The Guardian has revealed footage filmed by a 39 year old man when he was attending a reporting centre. In the video, the man, who suffers from mental health problems, is being goaded by an immigration officer, which Fahad Ansari, of the Public Law & Immigration team at Duncan Lewis, explains was in reference to the ‘hostile environment’ Theresa May has created. Fahad is representing the man in his appeal against the deportation order signed by the Home Office, which was activated after he had completed a 13 month prison sentence for criminal damage and blackmail. Despite having spent only one month of his entire life in Pakistan and having had indefinite leave to remain in the UK since he was 18, the Home Office instigated deportation proceedings against him because he had not yet naturalised as a British citizen. His parents and siblings are all naturalised British citizens resident in the UK. He has now voluntarily left to live in Pakistan, claiming the harsh UK immigration regime which denied him the right to earn a livelihood, to rent a property, and to access the NHS, forced him out. Fahad states: “The challenging environment mentioned by the immigration officer appears to be a reference to Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’ policy. The rationale behind this policy is to create an environment so utterly soul destroying to live in that people will voluntarily leave the UK.”

Call us now on 033 3772 0409 or click here to send online enquiry.
Duncan Lewis is the trading name of Duncan Lewis (Solicitors) Limited. Registered Office is 143-149 Fenchurch St, London, EC3M 6BL. Company Reg. No. 3718422. VAT Reg. No. 718729013. A list of the company's Directors is displayed at the registered offices address. Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority . Offices all across London and in major cities in the UK. ©Duncan Lewis >>Legal Disclaimer, Copyright & Privacy Policy. Duncan Lewis do not accept service by email.