Kyle Herbert, who has never left the UK was told he would be deported to Uganda, despite having lived in Shrewsbury all of his life
A British man who has never owned a passport was told that he would be deported to Uganda, despite having lived in Shrewsbury all his life.
Kyle Herbert, 22, has never even travelled abroad but bungling Home Office officials claimed that he had ‘no lawful basis’ to be in the UK.
Kyle, who works for the fast food chain KFC, was astonished to receive the letter which ordered him to leave the country or risk a £5,000 fine, imprisonment and removal by force.
During the ordeal, he was almost sacked from his job after heavy handed immigration officers rang his bosses at KFC claiming that he was an illegal immigrant.
It meant the fast food worker was suspended without pay for a fortnight as he desperately tried to prove he was British.
During that time, Kyle feared officials swooping in at any moment and frog-marching him on to a plane filled with illegal immigrants.
Kyle, 22, was born in the UK and has never even travelled abroad – but bungling Home Office officials claimed that he had ‘no lawful basis’ to be in the UK
Kyle, a worker for the fast food chain KFC, was suspended from his job for a fortnight without pay while he proved that he was a British citizen and had the right to work in the UK
He now worries about travelling abroad as he says that he has never received any official assurance that the matter has been resolved.
Kyle, who now works as a plasterer, said: ‘It was just ridiculous. Where did they get Uganda from?
‘I was at work and my manager called me over and said that the UK Border Agency had rang.
The letter received by Kyle from the Home Office questioning his right to live in the UK and ordering him to move to Uganda
‘They told her that I was wanted by the Home Office for deportation.
‘She told me tha