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Husband got a prison sentence of 4years. He has a 5years eea

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Husband got a prison sentence of 4years. He has a 5years eea visa would he be deported.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Has he got any previous convictions and how long has he lived in the UK?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He is presently in jail for fraud serving a 4years sentence. His 5years eea visa expires 2017 but he is meant to be released in December 2014. We have 3kids...age 8yrs, 5yrs and 2yrs. I heard they deport anyone with a prison sentence of more than 12months.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He has been in uk since 2000. We have been married for 3years and am am french

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Thank you.

Yes, I am afraid he will be considered for deportation as he has a sentence of 4 years.

This does not mean he will be deported automatically, but there is a strong likelihood that he will be flagged up for deportation. However, as he has been in the UK for almost 15 years, there is an equally strong case for him to fight any attempt to deport him on human rights grounds and I would suggest that a specialist immigration solicitor be retained to fight his deportation should it reach that stage.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Does it help that he was born in Birmingham, uk but it was after 1983 thats why he wasn't able to get his british passport.

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
That should help, yes, that he was born in the UK.

All the best