The Home Secretary said she was determined to bring forward a new law making it clear the deportation should be the norm in everything but "extraordinary circumstances".
It is depressing that the steps we have already taken should have been insufficient to produce that result.
The inevitable delays inherent in passing primary legislation will mean that there will be many more foreign criminals who successfully avoid deportation on the basis that they have a family here.
There will also be more victims of violent crimes committed by foreigners in this country - foreigners who should have been, and could have been, deported.
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