By making rules disallowing the expulsion of preachers who spread hatred and jihad. “EU to set down rules for expelling extremists,” from the Telegraph, with thanks to Daryl:
Britain is facing a clash with Brussels over EU plans to grant sweeping rights to foreigners ordered to leave – whether failed asylum seekers or Islamic extremists facing deportation.
The Home Office is expected this week to begin proceedings aimed at removing foreign nationals who fall foul of a new list of “unacceptable behaviours” that give backing to terrorists.
At the same time, however, the European Commission is preparing to publish a new directive that will effectively bar EU states from sending people back to countries where they could face persecution or torture.
It will also limit the length of time people can be detained pending their deportation.
Proposals to be unveiled tomorrow will set out rules for returning illegal immigrants and failed asylum seekers to their home countries.
They are part of a common asylum policy for the EU that Britain has strongly supported in the past but which may conflict with plans outlined by Tony Blair and Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, following the London terrorist attacks.
The new “returns directive” would include the right to be detained for no more than a year after a court had ordered removal – a provision that could trigger chaos in Britain, where lengthy appeals have seen some individuals remain in detention for years.
EU sources said they were keen to end the situation where failed asylum seekers and other foreign nation also found themselves in limbo, for prolonged periods.
The directive would give every unwanted foreign national an explicit right to appeal their removal, separate from any appeals involving their original asylum application, or refugee status.
In addition, all those ordered removed would be allowed to ask a judge to suspend or stay their deportation pending appeal.
The directive also gives judges the right to refuse to grant such a stay, meaning expelled imams or other extremists could find themselves contemplating the progress of an appeal from a foreign jail cell.