Britain Announces “Radical” Anti-Immigration Plan That Includes HARSH Penalties For Illegal Workers
Perhaps the newly re-elected Prime Minister is channeling the spirit of Sir Winston Churchill in seeking divine intervention and guidance, or perhaps a more obvious and less dramatic approach is that the Prime Minister might have simply rummaged through the National Archives and came across Churchill’s hand-written notebooks referencing his concern over 50-years ago at the number of immigrants moving into Britain and taking advantage of the “welfare State.”
And perhaps this Prime Minster appears to be finally getting tough on immigration, as David Cameron announced on Thursday that he will introduce proposals that will stem the tide of EU and non-EU migrants both legal and illegal, skilled and unskilled, coming to Britain.
“I can announce we’ll push them forward with a new Immigration Task Force that has to start with making Britain a less attractive place to come and work illegally. The truth is it’s been too easy to work illegally, and too easy to employ illegal workers here in the UK. So we’re going to take a radical step and make illegal working a criminal offence in its own right,” he said.
The cause for concern came as new figures showing the second largest influx of immigrants to Britain ever, and covered the 12 months to September 2014 and showed that immigration rose from 530,000 the previous year to 624,000, while emigration remained stable at 327,000.
Some of the new stringent policies being considered include:
Banks will also be required to do more to check bank accounts against databases of people in the UK illegally.
The right to deport first and for the migrant to appeal later will be extended to all immigration appeals and judicial reviews.
A new offence of illegal working will also be introduced to close a loophole that means people who are in the UK illegally cannot benefit from working and their wages will be given the same status as a proceed of crime so making it subject to seizure by police.
No businesses and recruitment agency will be permitted to recruit abroad without advertising in the UK.
h/t: Live Leak