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Tuesday
May252010

Illegal Immigrants are Double the Number the Government States

According to the government’s figures there are around half a million illegal immigrants staying in the UK.  But a study undertaken recently has shown that the real figure is around double this.

The think tank Migration Watch is focused on tightening the controls surrounding immigration.  Many people have strong views on how easy it appears to be to get into the UK from other countries.  According to the figures released in this report there is good reason to suppose many more people are entering the country than the government thinks or states.

I have read news of an amnesty being on the cards in some circles, and the Lib Dems seem to be in favour of such an action.  However if this were to take place there would be every chance of seeing an influx of more than two million new residents to this country.  This is due to the fact that every person would be allowed to bring one person with them.

I agree with the opinion that it will always be difficult to come up with very precise figures on how many people are staying here when they are not entitled to be in the country.  But there is no doubt that we have to try and slow down or reverse the number of people illegally staying in this country when they have no right to do so.  Many people in this country are worried about the short and long term effects of the immigration situation, and it’s no surprise this is the case.  It will be interesting to see how the situation develops once the election is over.

St Matthew is always available to answer your questions or queries regarding taxes, business and many other related areas.

 



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