raising concerns thousands of asylum seekers are being unfairly targeted by the Home Office. Figures obtained through Freedom of information law show that of the 24,674 removal directions issued last year, 15,200 were cancelled. Of these cases,
More than half of deportations from the UK are called off, The Independent can reveal –
more than two-thirds were called off within a week of the scheduled date and 45 per cent within just one day. Lawyers and campaigners said that the figures showed the harmful impact of the Home Office’s “detain first, ask questions later” approach.