Twins who were born in London and who have never left the UK are facing deportation to DIFFERENT countries in the Caribbean after they finish jail terms for grievous bodily harm

Twins born in London and who have never left the UK are facing deportation to different countries in the Caribbean after they finish jail terms for grievous bodily harm.
Darrell Roberts, 24, has been issued a deportation notice by the Home Office informing him that he is to be sent to the Dominican Republic following his release.
He believes this must have been made in error because his father was born in Dominica - a separate island.
Meanwhile his twin brother Darren has been told by prison staff he will likely be dispatched to Grenada following the conclusion of his sentence.
Darrell told The Guardian he and Darren entered social care aged 13 when their mother, from Grenada, and uncle died in quick succession.
He claims that Ealing social services was negligent for not applying for citizenship on behalf of himself and his brother.
Darrell will soon be released from a six-year sentence for grievous bodily harm after he beat a 35-year-old man over the head with a metal pole in Willesden in 2013.
Darrell, then 19, hurled bricks at the man's car and committed the attack while the victim's wife was watching on.
The circumstances of his brother's grievous bodily harm conviction are unknown, but stem from a separate incident.
Darrell said he was horrified to receive the deportation notice and his lawyer has argued that he is a vulnerable person due to his turbulent childhood.
From behind bars, Darrell told The Guardian: 'It was heartbreaking. I've finished my sentence; I was expecting to be released ...
'It is mentally draining; the stress is unnecessary. I've got grey hairs and I'm only 24 years old.'
He claims that when he told prison officers that he was born in the UK they simply laughed and wouldn't believe him. 
The deportation notice says: 'Our records show you have no legal status in the United Kingdom.'
According to the document, the home secretary has deemed 'deportation to be conducive to the public good and accordingly it is in the public interest that you be removed from the United Kingdom without delay.'
Darrell was offered a reintegration package worth £1,500 to 'return home' if he agrees to repatriation.
'I told them I was born here that I'd been in primary school and secondary school here. They weren't sympathetic. When I've tried talking to officers they say it is out of their control,' he told The Guardian.
The Home Office issues deportation notices to anyone without citizenship who is convicted of a serious offence with a custodial sentence longer than 12 months.
Furthermore, British citizenship applicants are required to be of good character - a lengthy prison conviction precluding this even if they are born in the country.
Darrell's brother Darren is also coming to the end of his sentence. His partner, who was not identified, said he'd spoken to her about his deportation concerns.
Darren told her that prison staff had told him six months ago that he would likely be sent to Grenada upon release.
The couple have a five-year-old son together. 
A spokesperson for Ealing council told The Guardian: 'Ealing council's children's services have repeatedly engaged with both Darren and Darrell, their solicitors and the prison services to provide all documentation to allow them to apply for immigration status, in Darrell's case as recently as May 2020, but neither of the young men signed the documentation to allow it to be progressed.' 
A Home Office spokesperson said: 'Prisoners who are served with a deportation notice are given the opportunity to provide reasons why they should be exempt from deportation. All representations made will be carefully considered before any action is taken.'  

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