Given on March 23 by the U.K.’s Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), it was a damning ruling for the Home Office and its Secretary Theresa May. The Tribunal rejected her department’s deportation of 48,000 students. It found that cheating by students taking an English language proficiency test in one centre was falsely used to implicate students taking the test in all centres.

In its judgment, the Court was unambiguous. It said: “The legal burden of proof falling on the Secretary of State has not been discharged. The appellants are the clear winners.” It also said that the Secretary’s two principal witnesses did not possess “the relevant qualifications, credentials or expertise on what is ultimately a scientific field”, while the evidence of the two appellants was “truthful and reliable”.

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