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May's deportation warning

Home Secretary Theresa May today issued a warning to judges that their powers to block the deportation of foreign criminals on human rights grounds must be curbed.

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May asks Parliament for support over deportation law

What I am going to do is actually set out the rules that say this is what Parliament, this is what the public believe is how you balance the public interest against the individual's interest.

We are going to ask Parliament to vote on this to say very clearly what constitutes the right to a family life.

I would expect that judges will look at what Parliament will say and that they will take into account what Parliament has said. If they don't then we will have to look at other measures and that could include primary legislation.

– Theresa may, Home Secretary

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