Rochdale (UK) grooming gang members face deportation after losing appeal:
This is a UK story. In Australia, it is uncommon for Australian citizens, who are convicted of these sorts of crimes, to be stripped of Australian citizenship and then deported.
Deportation following “visa cancellation” for criminal conduct is however now common in Australia, though “citizenship cancellation” for criminal conduct remains relatively uncommon.
There has been an increase in applications for Australian citizenship (and citizenship refusal decisions and appeals) in recent years because of the belief that Australian citizenship will insulate persons having a criminal record from visa cancellation, immigration detention, and deportation from Australia.
Nilesh Nandan is an Australian immigration lawyer who advises on visa cancellation, visa refusal, citizenship and deportation from Australia.