How we resisted the deportation of a released prisoner by highlighting the rights of his child
A is a Jamaican national who was convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and firearms offences. He received a custodial sentence in excess of three years. On completion of his offence the Home Office proposed to deport him from the United Kingdom under the automatic deportation provisions of the 2007 Borders Act. We successfully appealed the Home Office in the Upper Tribunal showing the best interest of A's child had not been considered in the decision to deport. A was allowed to stay in the U.K. with his wife and child.