LONDON (AP) — Britain's home secretary has accused judges of ignoring rules aimed at deporting foreigners guilty of serious crimes.
Theresa May said in a column published in The Mail on Sunday that she will push through tough new laws to make clear that deporting criminals should be the norm in all but "extraordinary circumstances."
The home secretary suggested that some judges are putting criminals' right to family life above society's right to protect itself. She said that "some judges seem to believe they can ignore Parliament's wishes" and asserted that it is "essential to democracy that the elected representatives of the people make the laws that govern this country" and not judges.
May said there will be more victims of violent crimes committed by foreigners without stronger legislation.