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Home Office reverses decision to deport Palestinian-Syrian asylum seeker after family’s pleas

Exclusive: Home Office agrees to consider Yousef Hassan's asylum application after abandoning attempts to deport him to Italy

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Yousef Hassan, 22, left, and his father Jehad, 52

The Government has performed an unexpected U-turn to allow a Palestinian-Syrian asylum seeker to remain in the UK after desperate appeals from his family.

Home Office officials had threatened deport Yousef Hassan to Italy – the country where he first arrived in Europe after surviving the deadly boat crossing over the Mediterranean Sea.

The 22-year-old was told he could be detained ahead of removal in June, despite having lived in the UK with his family for three years.

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The Independent

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