Husband deported from UK

Leeds Bradford Airport was the scene of a family crisis Credit: BE Connected Club Leeds

Aimee Grossman, a British resident, is heartbroken after her Spanish husband, Gines Rodriguez, was deported back to Spain on Saturday.

The couple, married for 15 years, have been left reeling after a mix-up with immigration procedures has resulted in the family being separated.

Leeds Bradford Airport

Rodriguez’s ordeal began upon returning to the UK by plane from visiting his elderly mother in Spain. He was detained at Leeds Bradford Airport for lacking the proper documentation to reside in the UK. It came to light that Rodriguez had missed the deadline to apply under the European Union Settlement Scheme, a program established after Brexit.

The couple claims Rodriguez had been living with Aimee and their daughter on and off for several years, establishing their life in the UK. However, their attempt to rectify the situation by applying after the deadline was denied due to insufficient evidence explaining the delay.

Malaga Spain

The hefty legal fees associated with appealing the decision based on human rights grounds were insurmountable for the family. With no other option, Rodriguez was deported to Malaga, Spain, leaving his wife and daughter behind in the UK.

While the Home Office claims they deported Rodriguez due to suspicion of his intention to overstay his visa, Aimee argues, “We’ve been married for 15 years, it just feels like there’s no human rights.”

Aimee Grossman’s story highlights the complexities of navigating immigration procedures and the consequences that can arise from missed deadlines.

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    • Mike

      21 June 2024 • 12:06

      There’s a simple solution! Travel to France – jump in a rubber dingy, throw away your Spanish passport and claim asylum. You will then get a British passport, free housing, a free iPhone, probably a car, a ‘license’ to go round robbing, mugging and raping – that’s the way forward. Don’t bother trying to do things the legal way – no one else does ! Honesty does not pay in the UK these days – it is a farce.

      • Chris

        22 June 2024 • 07:22

        U r sick

    • Olivia

      21 June 2024 • 12:27

      Brexshit has ruined so many people’s lives.

      • Allan Barber

        21 June 2024 • 14:31


    • John Little

      21 June 2024 • 13:25

      Aimee Grossman’s story highlights the complexities of navigating immigration procedures. WRONG. It demonstrates the stupidity of the immigration service desperately trying to not be called racist by chucking out perfectly decent people when there are a load of undesirables from hell hole countries who should have been gone long ago. Britain is Broken. Vote Reform – you know it makes sense with apologies to the MRLP.


        21 June 2024 • 23:29

        What do you mean by your statement: “there are a load of undesirables from hell hole countries who should have gone long ago”? Isn’t it more racist and unfortunate than the people you’re desperately accusing.

    • M Williams

      21 June 2024 • 14:27

      They can deport someone who overstayed his visa but they allow all the so called illegals to stay and indeed give them benefits and housing whereas our own.population is refused help

    • V.Stanley

      22 June 2024 • 08:34

      I think the legal system in England have got a cheek to send a Spanish gentleman back ,when half of England live or holiday in his country.

    • J. Randles

      22 June 2024 • 11:39

      He wasn’t deported.
      Only a judge can issue a deportation order, usually following a criminal conviction.

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