Foreign national prisoners do not deserve blanket judgments


“Super-selectivity” is the kind of concocted word beloved of politicians and policy wonks. I hadn’t heard it until a couple of weeks ago when Rob Whiteman, chief executive of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), used it to describe the government’s immigration policy at the Detention Advice Service’s 20th anniversary conference.

Whiteman argued that, within this newly labelled policy, foreign national prisoners were regarded as a specific category of people who really, really should be deported – presumably, super-super-selectivity. He was referencing a speech earlier this year by then immigration minister Damian Greene to the Conservative think-tank Policy Exchange when the minister talked of super-selectivity or (in the alternative) “double-plus selectivity”


Read more at the Guardian 


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