Failed Asylum Seeker Wins Right to Stay in the UK After Running Over a 12-year-old Girl
Hours later, the girl's father Paul Houston, had to make a decision to turn off her life support machine. The asylum seeker was jailed for four months after admitting driving while disqualified and failing to stop after an accident.
Ever since then, Mr Houston has been campaigning to get the man deported in a tortuous legal battle that has spanned seven years. This 41-year-old father begged judges at a recent hearing to bring his seven years of hell to an end by sending Ibrahim back to Iraq.
Just last month he handed in a letter to the judges containing an impassioned plea for Ibrahim to be deported. However, Ibrhim's lawyers argued that his human rights would be contravened if he was sent back to Iraq.
Now it appears that two senior emigration judges have rejected a final appeal by the UK Border Agency to get him deported. Thus, Ibrahim has won the right to stay in the UK.
Apparently one of the reasons why he gets to stay is because he has a right to a family after getting married. However, Mr Houston asked about his right to a family. He had his seven-year-old daughter taken away from him. Shouldn’t he have the right to a family?
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