253. Automatic deportation of foreign criminals.

The deportation of a foreign criminal1 is, by definition, conducive to the public good2 and the Secretary of State3 must make a deportation order4 in respect of a foreign criminal5, unless one of the statutory exceptions applies6. Where the Secretary of State must make a deportation order in respect of a foreign criminal, it is in the public interest to deport that person7. A deportation order in respect of a foreign criminal may be made at a time chosen by the Secretary of State8, except that it may not be made while an appeal or further appeal against the