The Home Office is still sending out letters telling lawfully resident migrants in Britain that they must leave the country a month after the home secretary, Amber Rudd, had to apologise for “an unfortunate error” in mistakenly telling 100 EU nationals they faced possible deportation.
The Home Office had to issue a further apology on Monday to a research scientist who received a letter out of the blue on Friday telling him that his driving licence was being revoked and he “should take steps to leave the UK immediately”.
The Immigration Enforcement letter, in which his name was not even spelled correctly, also warned him that he could face six months in prison, forcible removal from the UK and a ban on returning to Britain for up to 10 years if he did not leave voluntarily. It was issued by the Croydon-based interventions and sanctions directorate of the Home Office. Read more