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DV victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1489792662097{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1489792637103{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535047175558{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The refusal rate for people applying to remain in the UK after suffering domestic violence soared in recent years, a freedom of information request has revealed.

 

The rejection rate rose to 30% in 2016 from 12% in 2012, with 1,325 people refused the right out of 5,820 applications over the five years, reported the Guardian newspaper, which made the request.

 

People who entered the UK on a spousal visa and then suffered domestic abuse were granted the right to apply for leave to remain in 2002. But the government has since pledged to make Britain a hostile environment for illegal immigrants.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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