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MP backs stance on deportation

By Boston Target  |  Posted: June 20, 2012

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CHANGES to immigration legislation will stop the "scandal" of foreign criminals using human rights laws as a way to avoid deportation, according to Boston's MP.

Mark Simmonds has backed the new policy put forward by Home Secretary Teresa May.

He said: "It is a scandal that foreign criminals have been able to use human rights laws to stay in the UK.

"Deportation should be the norm for anyone receiving a prison sentence of at least 12 months.

"The public interest has to come first, that's why I welcome these new measures."

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