East Midlands UKIP MEP, Derek Clark, has called a decision to throw an American soldier out of the country “disgraceful”.
Mr Clark told the Chron the decision to expel Robert Geiger by the Home Office flew in the face of the “special relationship” between the UK and the USA.
And he said Mr Geiger, aged 39, should take his case up with the European Court for Human Rights.
Mr Clark said: “The word disgraceful comes to mind. Surely he is made to measure for a security role?
“Words fail me. It is a disgrace. Here is a chap who has helped defend this country in his work with the US Air Force. He has helped us in the defence of the freedom of the West.
“We are supposed to have a special relationship with the USA. Whatever happened to that?
“When you compare that with someone from Romania who has previous convictions for rape, who now has 15 years in jail, which we will pay for before we kick him out in 15 years’ time.
“Everything has been turned on its head by the Home Office, which doesn’t know what it is doing.
“This chap should take his case to the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, on the grounds of his right to a family life, against the background of his contribution to this country as a serviceman.
“This is totally out of order. It is time the Home Office got a grip.”
Mr Clark also highlighted the contradiction of Mr Geiger’s case compared to terror suspect Abu Qatada, who fought for several years to remain in the UK on human rights grounds.
Qatada was finally deported from the UK last month, eight years after the Government first tried to have him removed.