ALARMING REPORT DISCOVERS OVER 50% OF REJECTED ASYLUM SEEKERS REMAIN IN THE UK UNLAWFULLY
More than 60,000 denied asylum seekers still stay in the UK unlawfully, according to the Home Office’s previous person in command of immigration enforcement, who declares thousands pursue to ” exploit ” the system.
Countless asylum seekers are believed to still be employed unlawfully, despite the fact others are said to have vanished from the Home Office’s radar. David Wood, previously director-general of immigration enforcement at the Home Office, doubted in his article for the advisory board Civitas whether the immigrants were authentic asylum seekers, or wanted to abuse the country’s aids scheme. He stated thousands still live in the UK as a consequence of an “useless and incompetent” system that is unsuccessful to get rid of them.
In Mr Wood’s statement over 50 percent of asylum applications were rejected, and out of 80,000 denied asylum seekers, only 29,500 were sent back- leaving over 50,000 left baffling for.
Expressing to the reporters, Mr Wood stated: “The truth is that while there are thousands of genuine claims for asylum each year, thousands more are abusive applications.
“It is an important principle that people fleeing persecution should be given refuge.
“But where asylum processes are being used as a way of facilitating economic migration it is essential to be able to quickly and efficiently distinguish between the two to ensure UK citizens do not lose faith and support for a system that is rife with abuse.”
Conferring to Mr Wood, a usual method used by migrants was “nationality exchange”, where an asylum seeker may claim to be from a country which was tough to send them back to.
In the meantime, others claim to be below 18 years of age- and the Home Office is not permitted to send minors back to their native country, even if their application is denied.
Earlier this month, Home Secretary Sajid Javid came under fire for inquired whether migrants using boats to cross the English Channel were “REAL” asylum seekers.
While on a visit to Dover, Mr Javid said: “A question has to be asked: if you are a genuine asylum seeker why have you not sought asylum in the first safe country that you arrived in?
“Because France is not a country where anyone would argue it is not safe in anyway whatsoever, and if you are genuine then why not seek asylum in your first safe country?”
A Home Office representative stated: “The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it. However, we are clear that those with no right to be in the UK should return home.
“As part of the new asylum accommodation contracts we will be working with a charity to make sure failed asylum seekers are given information on the Voluntary Returns Scheme, encouraging individuals refused asylum to return home.
“We will seek to enforce the return of those who do not leave voluntarily. Since the beginning of 2010 there have been over 345,000 enforced or voluntary returns.”