Blow for applicants in appeal process

Asylum seekers appealing against deportation are to lose their
automatic right to remain in the UK while their cases are being
heard, Appeal Court judges ruled last week.

Lord Justice Brooke said the change should be brought about because
of the numerous challenges against deportation being made in the
Court of Appeal by illegal immigrants.

“Appellants are pursuing wholly unmeritorious appeals simply to
delay the time when they are to be deported,” he said.

The ruling followed an appeal by an asylum seeker, which Lord
Justice Brooke described as an example of the “frequent” unworthy

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