252. Exemptions from deportation.

The power to deport applies generally to all those who are subject to immigration control, including those who have been granted settlement in the United Kingdom1.

However, where a Commonwealth citizen2 or citizen of the Republic of Ireland was such a citizen at the coming into force of the Immigration Act 19713 and was then ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands4:

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    (1)     he is not liable to deportation on any ground if at the time of the Secretary of State's5 decision he had for the last five years been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands6; and