Home Office returns over 320 foreign criminals and immigration offenders
Action is part of the UK government’s efforts to stop the boats
The Home Office announced on 8 March that it returned over 320 foreign criminals and immigration offenders in February, as part of the UK’s efforts to stop the boats. According to the government, those returned to their countries in the last month included over 200 foreign national offenders, convicted of crimes including rape and the supply of drugs. In addition to this, over 30 asylum offenders and over 85 non-asylum offenders were amongst those to be sent back to their home countries. The latest figures are based on provisional operational data.