Outcry over plan to deport Jamaican nationals who came to UK as children

Move comes despite Home Office ‘agreement’ not to remove those who arrived in Britain under age of 12

Preparations are being made for the deportation of a number of Jamaican nationals who came to the UK as children, in an apparent reversal of an earlier agreement not to deport people who arrived in this country as minors.

A charter flight to Jamaica is scheduled for 11 August, returning several dozen people whose criminal convictions have triggered deportation orders. However, campaigners have protested that it is unreasonable to remove people who have spent a lifetime in the UK to a country where they have no ties.

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