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The British government plans to deport twins born in London to two separate countries. Darrell and Darren Roberts were born to a Dominican father and a Grenadan mother. Children born in the United Kingdom to parents who are not British citizens don't automatically acquire British citizenship, and the brothers never became citizens despite living in the United Kingdom their entire lives. Both brothers were sentenced to prison for grievous bodily harm in separate incidents. Darrell has already been released and given a deportation notice to the Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Darren says he has been ordered deported to Grenada when he finishes his sentence. No word on how the government decided which country to deport each brother to.

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        I think the Home Office may be confusing Dominica and the DR

  4. The Home Office automatically issues a deportation notice to anyone without citizenship who has been convicted of a reasonably serious offence with a sentence of more than 12 months.

    I didn’t think the Limeys had it in them.

    Conflicting stories from the attorney and the government here. Someone’s not telling the truth.

    1. The BBC probably but then you already said government.

  5. His family said on his release he was served with the deportation notice to the Dominican Republic, a country he has no connection to.
    Darrell believes officials named it in error because his father was born on the island of Dominica.

    Close enough for government work. Be thankful your parents aren’t from South Korea.

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  9. Only in trumps America do we see such an abusive immigration policy… Wait… Brittain? Like all good woke people I thought the rest of the world was open boarders

    1. No right-of-soil citizenship? What kind of country are they?

      1. I don’t disagree with Britain wanting to get rid of a couple of criminals who don’t have British citizenship. What I don’t understand is how they can have no citizenship at all — stateless is the term, I believe. If birth does not give citizenship to where they are born, this must be known to the hospital, midwife, whatever; wouldn’t citizenship be assigned to the parents’ country? Or does that country not pass on citizenship.

        I guess the puzzle is how today’s mammoth government bureaucracies could let a prospective tax payer slip through their grasp.

        1. Each country sets the rules for citizenship. My children are dual citizens because the laws of each country recognize their citizenship through the circumstances of their births.

          There are gaps that could result in stateless births. A US citizen does not pass citizenship by right-of-blood if US residency requirements have not been met:

          For birth on or after November 14, 1986, the U.S. citizen parent must have been physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for five years prior to the person’s birth, at least two of which were after the age of 14.

          So a US citizen couple could move to a country that only recognizes right-of-blood citizenship. Their children are born there and gain only US citizenship through their parents. The children never return to the US, so their children aren’t US citizens or citizens of the country where they were born.

      2. How can someone born in Britain not automatically get British citizenship?
        The answer was told to me years ago: Jesus was born in a stable, doesn’t make him a horse.

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  12. “been released and given a deportation notice to the Dominican Republic”

    So this violent criminal is free and they are counting on him to show up for the plane ride. What happens when he does not show? (A large part of the immigration problem in the USA is failure to find those who have already been identified for deportation or for hearings; this sounds like the Brits are aiming to have the same failure.)

  13. Darrell and Darren Roberts were born to a Dominican father and a Grenadan mother.

    . . .

    Darrell has already been released and given a deportation notice to the Dominican Republic.

    Ah – you missed it.

    See, the father is from *Dominica*, not the Dominican Republic. They’re deporting that one twin TO THE WRONG COUNTRY because of a mistake the government functionary made when filling out the forms.

    Dominica and the Dominican Republic are two different nations.

    1. Meh. Could most Americans (or Brits) find either one on a map?

      1. The Brits should – Dominica was a possession of theirs until 1978.

  14. Remember the good old days when you could just send them to Australia and forget they ever existed?

    1. And before that, the North American colonies. Makes me all tingly inside that we threw a wrench into those monkey works.

      1. Actually, you should be grateful for the seeding of the US gene pool with those “undesirables”. Or is that deplorables?

        1. “undesirables”. Or is that deplorables?

          Either way they’re in a basket of irredeemables.

  15. Too bad they can’t just send them to Australia anymore.

    1. They’d mess up and send them to Austria.

  16. This is why nationalism is so fucked when practiced in the US. Because it’s trying to be like Europe but it can’t be. In England you can’t be an Englishman unless your granddad was an Englishman. In France you can’t be French unless your great granddad can.

    That attitude makes no sense in the US, where the only true natives are consigned to reservations. We took the best parts of England then told the mother island to go bugger off as we went our own way. We’re not meant to be nationalists, we’re meant to be Americans.

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  19. King Solomon would have cut them both in half and sent them back accordingly.

  20. But if you separate them by more than 1,000 miles, their telepathic twin powers won’t work and they’ll be just like the rest of us normies!

    Well, except for the violent criminal convictions. But other than that, they’ll be ordinary non-telepathic adult siblings just like most of the rest of us!

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