Failed asylum seeker dodged deportation for two decades by using false names

A FAILED asylum seeker used false names to dodge deportation for more than two decades.

Ali Karim, 47, should have been sent back to his native Iraq in 1999.

But he used two new identities to make fresh claims with the Home Office which created confusion, a court heard.

Using one false name he managed to get indefinite leave to remain and when cops caught him in June, he was deemed a naturalised UK citizen.

Karim, of Crumpsall, Gtr Manchester, admitted immigration fraud at the city’s crown court and was jailed for 14 months.

Prosecutor Craig Macgregor said: "What followed was a deliberate and systematic attempt to create two new identities.

“He first made an application for asylum under the surname Kamal on May 3, 1999, then on January 21, 2000, he then made a claim for asylum as Mr Raza.

“Often the primary reason for obtaining a false passport is to evade border or immigration controls.

“It can be used for more malign purposes such as terrorism, concealing previous convictions, committing acquisitive crime or fraud offences.

"Here the defendant created two identities and once his citizenship as Mr Raza had been naturalized he was still trying to establish his right to remain as Mr Kamal.

"False identities in both names would be used to fraudulently obtain driving permissions."

GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]

Source: Read Full Article