Doesn’t seem to matter which political party is in power when they call for swift repatriation of illegal immigrants, for all their good intentions (seemingly) they founder on the rock of the legal system.
A judge cut the sentence of an illegal immigrant and drug dealer yesterday to help him escape deportation.
Vincent Miller was kicked out of the UK twice but managed to return and stay for more than a decade by stealing the identities of British citizens.
Yet when the 33-year-old was sentenced, the judge said sending him home to Jamaica would be ‘devastating’ for his three children.
Now whilst in general I’m in favour of an open borders policy, with the proviso that those who come here get nothing until they have paid into the system via taxation the equivalent of 10 years minimum on a wage (housing, medical, unemployment etc.) However until we do get such a system then anyone who turns up illegally gets thrown out immediately after 1 appeal. We can set skill levels and job vacancies for legal immigrants (assuming we leave the EU) but you turn up expecting a meal ticket and free house then sorry no, go back to where you came from or France whichever is closest.
Personally I’m of the opinion that until the system is totally shaken up you cannot get an entry visa to the UK in the UK nor be able to claim asylum in the UK, it has to be done in the country you come from or the next one along, no entry visa = no entry and off on the next plane home. Until the law is changed however you get situations like the above where do-gooders try to play the system to keep their pets in the country and supposedly safe from harm. The country is full, there aren’t enough jobs to go around and those of us who pay tax are getting a little tired of supporting those who have contributed nothing to the UK. Perhaps we could even put our visa application centre in the Russian capital or Pyongyang, turn up in person, no postal applications.
It’s time to end this human rights farce, leave the EU and repudiate any U.N treaties on refugees that allow lawyers to block deportation.
Charity begins at home, not with asylum seekers no matter how endangered they are, though I’m prepared to make exceptions for those with valuable skills.