UK backs down over Afghan interpreters' immigration fees

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Interpreters who served with British troops in Helmand had faced deportation unless they each paid £2,389

The UK government has backed down over the fate of more than 150 Afghan interpreters who worked alongside British troops during their hard-fought deployment in Helmand province.

The Home Office bowed to pressure after the interpreters sent a letter of protest after being told they would have to pay £2,389 each to apply for indefinite leave to remain. They had been allowed into the UK initially on a five-year relocation scheme.

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