Sham marriage fixer still not been deported

MP Amber Rudd has written a stern letter to the Home Secretary demanding illegal immigrant and sham marriage fixer Vladymyr Buchack is immediately deported.

The infuriated politician wants urgent action taken over the case which she claimed was making a mockery of the justice system.

Buchak was sentenced to four years in prison in September 2010 and afterwards a judge at Lewes Crown Court recommended that he be deported.

When released from prison on July 1,2012 the Ukrainian, who had lived illegally in the UK since 2004, was placed in immigration detention but released on bail by the courts.

He returned to St Leonards and last year was living at Redmere Lodge, a hostel in Pevensey Road. His case is due to go before a judge as part of a judicial review.

In a letter to the Home Secretary Ms Rudd wrote: “Having also spoken to UKBA this week they inform me that the legal process is ongoing and the case will go before a judge as part of a Judicial Review process. I am sure you will agree this is completely unsatisfactory and making a mockery of our justice system. Could you please assist me in seeing that action is taken urgently to ensure that this criminal does not remain here in my constituency a day longer?”

The UK Border Agency would not make any comment about the case.

Ms Rudd was yesterday set to back a new immigration bill in Parliament making it easier to deport foreign criminals. If passed it would limit the number of appeals they can request from 17 to four unless they face the prospect of serious harm.

On November 4, the UKBA told Ms Rudd: “Buchak was refused Permanent Residence on September 17, 2013. As you are aware notification of the decision along with supporting documentation was sent to Buchak, however this was sent via his legal representatives on September 23, 2013.

“With regards to Buchak’s deportation, now that his application has been refused we will shortly be proceeding with deportation action.

“Buchak will receive a letter from us within the next four weeks giving him the opportunity to provide up to date information regarding why he believes he should not be deported from the UK.

“Once we have received this information fresh consideration will be given to his liability for deportation.”