Brexit’s Nigel Farage has warned that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announced plan to effectively grant amnesty to thousands of illegal migrants to clear the asylum backlog would put UK communities and security at risk national.
On Thursday, reports emerged that the government plans to allow migrants from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Syria, Yemen and Libya to bypass normal asylum procedures, including an in-person review of their application, and simply fill out a ten-page form. before obtaining legal status in the UK.
The scheme, meant to help clear the record backlog of asylum seekers – which affected 166,000 people after 89,000 applications last year – is expected to make it easy for some 12,000 migrants to stay in the country permanently.
Brexit leader Nigel Farage blasted the ‘sell-out’ plan, warning that for many migrants the government has ‘no idea who they are’ due to the fact that around 98% of migrants per boat land in Britain without a passport.
Often, before traveling illegally across the Channel, migrants are encouraged to deliberately destroy or discard any identity documents in order to hide any past criminality and their nationality, making it more difficult to identify them, determine their true age and their expulsion to their country. of origin.
Mr Farage said the government has ‘no way of verifying whether they are genuine refugees, whether they fought for ISIS, whether they will enter our country and cause serious harm , and no one cares, because that’s how we’re going to settle the backlog, we’re going to let anybody who comes by little boat just stay.
“It’s an absolute disgrace,” the Brexiter continued. “It’s a total sellout, it endangers our streets, our communities, our national security.”
Rishi Sunak’s amnesty for illegal migrants to clear the backlog is deeply troubling.
This will endanger our streets, our communities and our national security. pic.twitter.com/qkqSsieZc4
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 23, 2023
Farage went on to warn that such an ‘amnesty’ scheme would only further entice illegal migrants to come to Britain, predicting that more than 100,000 illegals could now cross the Channel this year.
According to the government’s own estimates, at least 65,000 illegal migrants by boat are expected to arrive in 2023 – a sharp increase from the record 45,000 who made such trips last year.
Last year, the government admitted it had lost track of hundreds of migrants staying in supposedly ‘safe’ hotels across the country at taxpayers’ expense, many of whom had not even been identified, or had their photos and fingerprints taken by officials when they arrived in the country.
Demonstrating the dangers posed by poorly controlled migration from the five countries whose nationals’ asylum applications will now be fast-tracked, figures obtained by Breitbart London showed that London’s Metropolitan Police alone arrested 1,470 migrants in 2022 of these same states.
According to figures, three Syrians and an Afghan migrant were arrested in the British capital last year for murder, while two other Afghan nationals and another Syrian were arrested for attempted murder.
Nineteen Afghans, 12 Eritreans, four Libyans and six Syrians suspected of rape were arrested in London last year, and many more are charged with other sexual and violent crimes.
Exclusive: Met Arrested 1,470 migrants from fast-track asylum countries in 2022, 41 for rapehttps://t.co/DW4eYsKCSA
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondres) February 23, 2023
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