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Wednesday, September 15

Home Office to deport Jamaican mother after 10 years in UK

guardian.co.uk: "A hunger striker who protested at the treatment of immigration detainees in Yarl's Wood detention centre is due to be deported to Jamaica today.
Denise McNeil, who has lived in Britain for 10 years, will be put on a plane without her eight-year-old son, Tre-Anri. The Home Office says she is being removed because of past criminal convictions and has urged her family to accompany her to the Caribbean.
McNeil gave an account to the Guardian earlier this year about her time on hunger strike in protest against conditions for families in Yarl's Wood. She said she fled to the UK in 2000 after her brother and sister were killed in gang warfare in Jamaica. She is currently in Holloway prison.
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