Automation of process of moving refused RoA cases into the MRP

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Dear Home Office,

The Independent Chief Inspector's report of February 2020 noted that, 'towards the end of 2017', the Home Office found that a 'small number' of failed right to abode applicants had been automatically referred for consideration of enforcement action, despite the individual having been in the UK for a considerable number of years (see at p.5-6).

In its response to the report, the Home Office confirmed that ‘[a]ll decision [sic] that were ‘pulled’ into the Migration Refusal Pool have been carefully reviewed' (see

Please provide the following information:
(1) How many cases were automatically referred for consideration for enforcement action as a result?
(2) Please provide any documents describing or summarising the Home Office's review of these cases, as described in its response to the Independent Chief Inspector's report.

Yours faithfully,

Jack Maxwell

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Dear Mr Maxwell,


Please find attached a letter in response to your FOI request of 14


Yours sincerely


K Wells


Customer Performance and Improvement




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