Caroline Nokes urged to ‘set the record straight’ on use of counter-terrorism powers

Caroline Nokes, the immigration minister, has been accused for a third time of incompetence and of misleading parliament over the Home Office’s use of counter-terrorism powers to deport highly skilled migrants who have made legitimate amendments to their tax records.

In a heated debate at Westminster Hall last week, MPs challenged Nokes about the Home Office’s use of paragraph 322(5) of the immigration rules. She responded that no applications to overturn decisions had been successful at judicial review and only 38 appeals had been allowed, mostly on human rights grounds. She also said all current cases were on hold.

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