Britain to act tough with migrant criminals

June 11th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 11 (IANS) British government wants its courts to act firmly with migrants, as the country’s Home Secretary Theresa May has warned soft judges that she can force them to kick out foreign criminals.

May wants to stop crooks dodging deportation, claiming it would breach their right to a family life.

On Monday, she will urge MPs to back tough new guidelines for judges. A House of Commons vote on the rules will be held in the coming weeks, The Sun reported.

The Home Secretary has warned that if judges ignored the will of Parliament, she will enforce the rules through primary legislation.

On Sunday, she said judges were letting foreign criminals twist the meaning of the European Convention on Human Rights to escape deportation. It comes after she claimed last year that a Bolivian man could not be deported because he had a pet cat.

May also revealed that from next month Britons will have to earn at least 18,600 pounds if they want to bring a non-European Union spouse to live here.

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