The deportation of Jamaicans from the United Kingdom has been a long standing issue with a significant increase in the past 10 years.
A planned deportation flight to Jamaica took off on Tuesday morning with 17 people on board, despite a Court of Appeal judge ordering the Home Office not to deport many of the detainees amid concerns over their access to legal advice.
Rules Related to Deportation of Jamaicans
A foreign national can be deported under section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1971 if a criminal court makes a ‘recommendation’ that he or she should be deported.
This comes with increasingly tight immigration rules introduced with the election of Boris Johnson.
Labour MP David Lammy has condemned the deportation of up to 50 offenders to Jamaica.
Speaking in the House of Commons on Monday, the Member of Parliament for Tottenham asked “When will black lives matter again?”