The government’s new immigration bill will do nothing to stop the mass flow of illegal migrants coming across the English Channel, a Bow Group Fellow has said.
Speaking to talkRADIO’s Nick de Bois, Benjamin Loughnane, Bow Group Research Fellow for Migration, said: “The new immigration bill isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. It does absolutely nothing to change the way that our asylum system works.
“The key things, the Human Rights Act — which needs to be scrapped — and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights prevent us from legislating to return migrants who come here illegally and make false asylum claims.”
He added: “What it means at the moment is that they can apply for asylum under one particular category, it may take up to seven years for that claim to be investigated and meanwhile, they can stay here.
“When they are finally rejected, they can submit another application on a different category with a different reason and keep on doing that and never get removed.”
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