The liberal whining about the expulsion of West Indian immigrants (described as the ‘Windrush generation’ by mass immigration apologists) has harmed the fight against illegal immigration, according to a new report.
The so-called Windrush scandal, which resulted in a snivelling government apology, expensive compensation payments and the resignation of the hapless Tory Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has had a “significant effect” on attempts to control illegal immigration.
Abolishing removal targets, after the deportation of long-term UK residents born in the West Indies who couldn’t prove their right to stay in the country following the establishment of immigration controls in the early seventies, has made it harder to evaluate the work of immigration officials, according to the chief inspector of borders and and immigration David Bolt.
From April 1, 2015, to August 31, 2018, border control officers made 14, 762 arrests for illegal working by ‘asylum seekers’ and illegal immigrants. Half the 23, 413 raids carried out by immigration enforcement were at fast food outlets and restaurants. According to recent studies, the number of illegal immigrants continues to rise, along with so-called ‘legal immigration, exacerbated by the Windrush hysteria created by mass immigration apologists.
Despite the raids and arrests, the authorities still fail to deport many of those apprehended illegal immigrants who quickly disappear once they are released. And some foreign nationals (from Iran, for example) are exempt from expulsion, regardless of their serious criminal behaviour.
It is no coincidence that public confidence in the UK immigration and border control system is now so low, despite the overwhelming public support for robust immigration checks and controls.