[UK] Foreign rough sleepers face deportation post-Brexit
Foreign rough sleepers face being deported from Britain under draconian immigration laws to be introduced when the Brexit transition period ends.
Under the immigration rules to be laid before parliament and due to come into force on 1 January, rough sleeping will become grounds for refusal of, or cancellation of, permission to be in the UK.
Charities described the move as a “huge step backwards”, which would prevent vulnerable people from asking for help.
Home Office officials are said to be aware of the “sensitivity” of making rough sleepers liable for deportation. However getting people off the streets is said to be a particular focus of Boris Johnson and his ministers.
Publication: The Guardian
Writer: Jamie Grierson