Seems we’re not allowed to even send asylum seekers back to Greece because that country is now too poor!
Britain has been stripped of its power to return asylum seekers to Greece – after a ruling by European judges.
The decision by the Luxembourg court risks plunging the entire European asylum system into chaos – and leaving border controls in this country hamstrung.
An immigration watchdog warned the ruling would open a ‘perfect back door into Britain’.
Under EU rules British officials can return asylum seekers to the first European country they set foot in.
But today the European Court of Justice said no-one should be returned to a country if it did not uphold their ‘fundamental rights’.
This means Britain cannot send asylum seekers back to Greece because its asylum system is such a mess.
The ruling also opens the door for claims against other countries on the grounds their asylum systems are not up to scratch.
Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch said: ‘This makes Greece the perfect back door into Britain.
‘In future, asylum seekers who are not, in fact, genuine will claim that they have come through Greece, whether or not they have.
‘It also undermines the agreement which provides for asylum seekers to be sent back to the first EU country in which they arrived.’
Around 90 per cent of illegal immigrants who arrive in Europe do so through Greece, placing enormous strain on the country’s immigration system.
You have to be a bit careful with stories like this in the Mail, but this time they seem to have their facts pretty straight as the official release shows.
This is a direct attack on our sovereignty and our borders, there’s simply no reason now for any immigrant simply to claim they did not enter the EU via Greece and there’s not a damned thing we can do to send them back. This is going to pave the way to anarchy on top of another ruling by EU courts that we cannot deny asylum seekers and immigrants access to out benefits system.
We simply cannot afford to keep handing out money to those who do not live here and who have not contributed in any way shape or form to our economy. That’s just simple common sense and it’s just been trampled under by this idiotic ruling. Ask most people in the UK including settled immigrants and they’ll tell you they don’t give a toss as to where we send asylum seekers so long as they don’t stay here. Most aren’t seeking asylum at all, they’re simply economic migrants to whom even our benefits system is generous beyond belief compared to what they are used too.
We simply cannot afford this idiocy – the sooner we get out by any means, the better.