British actor Ace Ruele Aristotles has issued a plea to the Home Office amid his fears he will be deported to Jamaica.
Father-of-three Ace appeared in BBC One’s EastEnders back in 2017 and was born in London. He fears deportation despite only visiting Jamaica twice when he was a child.
Ace’s mother did not have a British citizenship and was given indefinite leave to remain.
When Ace was nineteen, he was jailed for three years for crimes including robbery with an imitation firearm.
‘You just sometimes think to yourself, “is there nobody in the Home Office with a heart?”’ Ace revealed to MyLondon.
He continued: ‘I’ve been working, I’ve had a family, I was born and grown here, I’ve worked with the Met Police, the London Mayor’s office, helping tackle youth violence…so why are you troubling me?’
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Back in 2015, Ace wrote a letter to the Home Office and suggested institutional racism within the Government was a big factor for his possible deportation.
Ace’s leave to remain is currently temporary, which means it must be renewed every thirty months, costing £2,389 every time the thirty months come to an end.
A Home Office spokesperson said: ‘Mr Kentake’s Indefinite Leave to Remain was revoked as a result of criminality.
‘He was subsequently granted Limited Leave to Remain which enables him to stay and work in the UK. It is incorrect to report that he is facing deportation.’
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