ALTHOUGH born in Morocco, an individual in his early 30s who has lived in Gibraltar since he was a baby is challenging in the courts a decision to expel him.
According to documents submitted to the court, the individual has a criminal record and has given the authorities reason to believe that he poses a risk to public safety and public order. For these reasons, immigration officials cancelled his permit of residence and required that he be sent to Morocco.
This whole matter raises questions concerning past immigration decisions which are now considered to possibly be discriminatory. There is a legal opinion that the decision puts the man’s constitutional rights in jeopardy and he has not been granted British nationality through his residency because of past restrictions on ‘incomers’ from Morocco.