Brexit: Deportations of EU citizens soar since referendum

Exclusive: The number of EU citizens being removed from the UK has now increased fivefold since 2010


"The number of EU citizens being removed from the UK has now increased fivefold since 2010. It reached 4,754 in 2016 – up from just 973 in the year the Conservatives came to power. The rapid rise followed a fall of more than 74 per cent in the previous six years, down from 3,779 in 2004.

It comes despite a significant drop in the total number of people being deported, suggesting the focus of the Home Office and its immigration enforcement units has shifted specifically towards immigrants from EU countries."

See: Brexit: Deportations of EU citizens soar since referendum (The Independent, link)

 

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