Brexit’s Nigel Farage has warned that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s reported plan to effectively grant amnesty to thousands of illegal migrants in order to clear the asylum backlog will endanger British communities and national security.
On Thursday, reports emerged that the government is planning on allowing migrants from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Syria, Yemen, and Libya to skirt the normal asylum procedures, including an in-person review of their application, and merely fill out a ten-page form before being granted legal status in the United Kingdom.
The scheme, which is supposedly intended to help clear the record-high backlog of asylum seekers — which has hit 166,000 people after 89,000 applied last year — is expected to allow some 12,000 migrants an easy path into staying in the country permanently.
Brexit leader Nigel Farage lambasted the “sell out” plan, warning that, for many of the migrants, the government has “no idea who they are” due to the fact that some 98 per cent of boat migrants land in Britain without a passport.
Often before travelling illegally across the English 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 deport them to their country of origin.
Mr Farage said that the government has “no means of checking if they are genuine refugees, whether they fought for ISIS, whether they will come into our country and cause serious harm, and no one cares, because that’s how we are going to sort out the backlog, we are going to let anyone that comes by small boat simply stay.”
“It is an absolute disgrace,” the Brexiter continued. “It is a total sell out, it is endangering our streets, our communities, our national security.”
Rishi Sunak’s amnesty for illegal migrants in order to clear 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 will only further incentivise illegal migrants to come to Britain, predicting that upwards of 100,000 illegals could now cross the Channel this year.
According to the government’s own estimates, at least 65,000 illegal boat migrants are expected to arrive in 2023 — big increase on the record 45,000 that made such journeys last year.
Last year, the government admitted that it had lost track of hundreds of migrants staying at supposedly “secure” hotels across the country at the taxpayers’ expense, many of whom had not even been identified, or had their pictures and fingerprints taken by officials when they arrived in the country.
Demonstrating the dangers posed by poorly vetted migration from the five countries whose nationals’ asylum claims will now be fast-tracked, figures obtained by Breitbart London showed that London’s Metropolitan Police force alone arrested 1,470 migrants in 2022 from those very same states.
According to the figures, three Syrians and an Afghan migrant were arrested in the British capital last year for murder, while a further two Afghan nationals and another Syrian were arrested for attempted murder.
Nineteen Afghans, 12 Eritreans, four Libyans, and six Syrians were arrested on suspicion of rape in London last year, with many more being accused of other sexual and violent crimes.
Exclusive: Met Arrested 1,470 Migrants from Asylum Fast-Track Nations in 2022, 41 for Rapehttps://t.co/DW4eYsKCSA
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 23, 2023
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