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More Poles deported from UK: report

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 29.07.2016 10:00
The number of Poles deported from the United Kingdom has grown rapidly in the last ten years, according to the Gazeta Wyborcza daily.
British PM Theresa May. Photo: PAP/Tomasz GzellBritish PM Theresa May. Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell

While in 2005 only eight Poles were deported and 47 denied entrance to the UK at its borders, in 2015 a total of 951 Poles were sent back home and 308 not allowed to cross the British border, the daily reported.

According to the paper, the number of Poles living in Britain has grown during the last ten years, but not at the same rate as the deportation figures.

Some of the Poles were deported because they have been convicted of a crime in Poland, although they have not committed any crime in the UK, said the daily.

Poles living in the UK are afraid that deportations will increase after Britons’ referendum decision to leave the European Union, Gazeta Wyborcza wrote.

The paper’s report coincided with a visit by British Prime Minister Theresa May to Poland. Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło met May on Thursday to discuss how the recent Brexit decision could affect relations between the two countries.


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