Vote Leave have named 50 criminals who they claim the EU has prevented from deporting.
Dominic Raab, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Justice, said:
“This is yet more evidence of how EU membership makes us less safe. Free movement of people allows unelected judges in the rogue European court to decide who we can and can’t deport. This puts British families at risk. It squanders UK taxpayers’ money on keeping them in prison – and that’s on top of the £50m we send to the EU every day”.
James Brokenshire, the the Minister for Immigration at the Home Office, said:
“The UK sought greater control over the deportation of foreign criminals in its EU renegotiation – and that’s precisely what the prime minister’s deal delivered.”
“The bigger picture is that our access to the European Arrest Warrant has allowed us to deport 6,500 European criminals since 2010. That’s 130 times the number of criminals Vote Leave have identified”.