Labour gives amnesty for 450,000 failed asylum seekers

#1
No Gurkhas need apply!!

The Government is striving to clear a backlog of 450,000 "legacy" cases of immigrants who were turned down for refugee status but were never expelled.

A 1,000-strong Home Office team has been set up to work through the list, giving priority to individuals and families who may now qualify for UK residency rights because such a long time has passed since their initial rejection.

Without publicity, the first 6,000 families on the list were sent questionnaires last month asking about their current circumstances. Insiders close to the scheme said those who gave the "right" answers would be granted "leave to remain".

Those granted leave-to-remain status will be able to live and work freely in the UK, and claim benefits. After five years they can apply for a British passport. This would normally be granted unless an applicant commits serious crimes or is considered a national security threat.

Liam Clifford, a former immigration officer and head of the consultancy globalvisas.com, said: "While the Home Office talks tough, it is preparing for one of the biggest mass grants of residency rights to asylum seekers in history.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/05/nimm105.xml
 
#2
450,000 more votes for Neue Arbeit.

Presumably the questionairres will be the "multiple choice" type where the "right" answer is obvious.

Interesting thing about this, when I was in, one of the guys in the regiment was from the Isle of Man - although he was allowed to serve in HM Forces his (British) passport was stamped "no entitlement to work on the British mainland".
 
#3
in roman times that would mean 450,000 more soldiers! isit me or was i not asked if i wanted 450,000 more immigrants in my country let alone asked if i wanted to pay for their legal proceedings, food , accomodation abd benefits!
 

qman

War Hero
#4
yep you were asked at the last the last election and you failed to vote BNP!

.........incoming!
 
#5
To put it into perspective that's about the population of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas X 2. I always thought that if you did something illegal then you would not profit by that illegality......oh sorry Liabhorance at its best. The vast majority are not exactly professional peope who would be a non-draining asset on our resources.
Just my daily god given right to rant, thankyou.
 
#6
rockape34 said:
Interesting thing about this, when I was in, one of the guys in the regiment was from the Isle of Man - although he was allowed to serve in HM Forces his (British) passport was stamped "no entitlement to work on the British mainland".

Justified, someone travelling accross Free Europe with no viable skills, nor desire to work, just a hunger for State Money, is much more valuable than someone from the Isle Of Man, IMHO.
 
#8
exile1 said:
To put it into perspective that's about the population of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas X 2. I always thought that if you did something illegal then you would not profit by that illegality......oh sorry Liabhorance at its best. The vast majority are not exactly professional peope who would be a non-draining asset on our resources.
Just my daily god given right to rant, thankyou.
My bold

God has given you that right but the liabour shites have taken it away!
 
#10
exile1 said:
To put it into perspective that's about the population of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas X 2. I always thought that if you did something illegal then you would not profit by that illegality......oh sorry Liabhorance at its best. The vast majority are not exactly professional peope who would be a non-draining asset on our resources.
Just my daily god given right to rant, thankyou.

Does that mean they wont be claiming all the benefits for them and there familys such as housing, etc etc?
 
#11
These are, of course, FAILED asylum seekers. They've come in illegally and have no reason to stay here apart from economic benefits. They must have gone through all the rigmarole of asylum, appeal, further appeal etc etc and have still been found wanting.
Although immigration has been fairly good for this country (in small doses) the massive amount now coming in is a huge drain on our resources.
These people will, I have no doubt, start claiming more than the basic asylum seekers benefits in the future and become an even bigger drain.
It will also send out the message that you can come to Britain, disappear for a few years and then be granted the right to stay.
No matter how much it costs, these people should be sent back to their country of origin. I also bet a few hundred thousand more will now crawl out of the woodwork as the authorities have absolutely no idea how much illegals are in this country, they can't even keep tabs on those who are legally here.
 
#12
Why is it do you think that house prices are so high?

Interest rates, borrowing figures, all have nothing whatsoever to do with it. Its simple supply and demand.
 
#13
armchair_jihad said:
No Gurkhas need apply!!

On target. Fire for effect.

Come the revolution, please put my name down for NCO i/c Firing Squad(s)
 
#14
Where are all the liberals lately?

We have not had many people posting for the UK to become the waste basket of the world for quite a while now (at least 5 days).
 
#15
Actually is there anyone really surprised at this decision? It's the standard Liebour (actually ANY present 'mainstream' political party) way of 'resolving' a problem. God knows how many illegals??? Simple answer ... have an amnesty and make them all legal. Problem solved!!!!

Did we really think that the days of spin and political ducking and diving were over because the Arch Idiot had left the stage???? God save us all from politicians!!!!!

10 years ago I worked in Southall, and was told then by a French Somali that this country was mad. Anyone who had entered any other country in the world as a refugee illegally, or legally and had then got involved in crime would be instantly deported. In Britain they were allowed to make appeal after appeal against deportation ... even when serving 10 years for armed robbery.
 
#16
It stagers me when this type of thing happens. My wife of eight years (who is a New Zealander) and who is a qualified school teacher was turned down for a British passport because we had left the UK for more than 270 days. I tried to explain to the home office that I was posted to Germany for 11 months on crown service with no choice in the matter and that I am a serving member of the armed forces. They still refused! That was my reward for being in a third generation military family with loyal service to this country. It angers me to think that loyalty, honest citizenship and hard work account for nothing. When all you have to do is enter illegally and the do gooders are falling over themselves to give these economic migrant a place to stay and a share of the money pot that they haven’t put into. Do we have to wait till there is nothing left before someone stands up and says enough is enough. Where does our responsibly end when dealing with these people. If they have entered this country illegally and have an originated or past through a 'safe' country i.e. France, Holland etc then they should send them back there and we should refuse to accept responsibility for them. They cannot be to worried about persecution if they are basing there decision on which country to settle in on solely what they can get out of it financially then expect the hosting country to welcome them with open arms.
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#17
and was told then by a French Somali that this country was mad
I don't know about the rest of the UK but in the areas of the south of England where I was involved the people who run the hijacked_labour party only care about proving how non-racist they are. Nothing else matters. They're obsessed with it to the point where is isn't just about racism it's also anything that could possibly be racist. They won't even support England in the world cup because they think that's racist. They run around (in private) saying "I support Brazil" or "I'm supporting Uzbekistan" or whoever. This is why they won't deport anyone despite the housing crisis, maternity hospital crisis, prison overcrowding etc. They're insane.

Btw it's the same reason why all these media reports on the end of the NI thing are so biased. The people running the beeb are the same types. It's not that they support pira it's they're obsessed with proving how non-nationalistic they are. They take that obsession to the point of almost being traitors to their own country.
 

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