July 29, 2005
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From [U.K. Reader]
Jean Charles de Menezes was an illegal immigrant and should have been deported in 2003. If the UK immigration service had done their job he wouldn't have been shot 8 times in the head by the London police on July 22, 2005.
Mr Menezes arrived in the UK on 13 March 2002 and was granted entry for six months as a visitor.
He applied for leave to remain as a student, which was approved and he was granted leave to remain until 30 June 2003.
Here's how British officials put it:"We have no record of any further application or correspondence from Mr Menezes." ["Brazilian's Visa Expired in 2003", B.B.C. News, July 28, 2005]