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How a champion boxer got caught in Britain's immigration dragnet

5 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

A little-known Home Office scheme designed to deport more ‘foreign criminals' has left Kelvin Bilal Fawaz - and many others like him - living in an endless limbo. By Daniel Trilling The opening ceremony of the London Olympics, on 27 July 2012, should have been a moment of triumph for Kelvin Bilal Fawaz. The talented young boxer had recently been crowned the amateur light middleweight champion of England, and he was meant to be marching with the athletes of Team GB as they paraded into the Olympic Stadium. Fawaz was born in Nigeria, and trafficked to Britain as a child - where he was...
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