How Home Office used terror law on highly skilled migrants

Tory government is terror government

Hundreds of people who worked and lived in UK for years were told they had 14 days to leave

They are teachers, doctors, scientists and engineers. Most have British-born children. Many have lived legally in the UK for a decade or more, but all are now on the verge of destitution, forbidden from working, using the NHS, renting property or receiving benefits.

Their offence? To have made legal amendments to their tax returns. For that, the Home Office has fought – often for years – to force them to leave the UK under a law designed, in part, to tackle terrorism and people judged to be a threat to national security.

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