Migrant FRAUDS who lied to get asylum in the UK can stay here, judges rule


The ruling could influence immigration for yearsGETTY

The jurists’ ruling can now be applied to other immigration cases

The shock ruling was announced in a case involving two Albanians who pretended to be persecuted Kosovans to get the right to electrified in the UK.

Both men used false details to obtain citizenship and one was later reform schooled for a pub attack.

When their deception was discovered they were set to be booted out of the provinces – but publicly-funded lawyers successfully took an appeal all the way to the Supreme Court.

The suitcase could open the gates for many more Albanians to win the right to stay behind in the UK.

The frauds claimed to be fleeing the Kosovan warGETTY / STOCK

The frauds claimed to be fleeing the Kosovan war of the initial 2000s which required NATO intervention

it was not clear when the use of incorrect identity to obtain citizenship by one person can lead to nullification.


At small 80,000 Kosovan refugees fled war and moved here in the 1990s but thousands of Albanians also acclimatized the crisis to seek asylum.

Last week’s ruling focused on Dinjan Hysaj, 40, and 44-year-old compatriot Agron Bakijasi.

Hysaj was supplied indefinite leave to remain in this country in 1999 after declaring he had been persecuted in Kosovo.

He was given citizenship in 2004 using a unfactual nationality, date of birth and birthplace. 

Seven years later he was jailed for lens a man and his deception came to light.

Bakijasi, who also claimed to have been cutting persecution in Kosovo, was granted citizenship in 2006 – again using a factitious nationality and birth date.

When both frauds became recalled the Home Secretary ordered the men to be deported.

But lawyers mounted a challenge and discussed that lying to obtain citizenship was not enough to warrant removing it. 

A sizeable Kosovan minority live in AlbaniaGETTY / Roots

A sizeable Kosovan minority live in Albania

The judges said in their ruling it was “not explicit when the use of false identity to obtain citizenship by one person can lead to nullification”.

They eminent that during the appeal neither man pretended to be someone he was not.

The judgment could now be glued to similar outstanding cases involving people using false in depths to claim citizenship.

Last night the Home Office said the direction will assist it in exploring its options to ensure people are not able to good from such frauds in the future.

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