Outrage over 'Go Home' texts

London anti-racism campaigner Suresh Grover says he was 'horrified' to receive a text from the UK Border Agency telling him he had to leave the UK. Over 100 complaints have been made after texts were wrongly sent to people who are in the UK legally

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Home Office: texts are "proactive" and "right"

The Home Office has released a statement in defense of a text message campaign where a number of people incorrectly received messages telling them they had no right to remain in the UK.

"We are taking proactive steps to contact individuals who records show have no valid right to be in the UK, some of which date back to December 2008. We believe it is right to enforce the immigration rules.

"Out of thousands of people contacted by Capita, a small number have been found to have the right to be in the UK or an outstanding application. Anyone contacted in error has been asked to get in touch with Capita to update their records.”

– Home Office

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