The UK’s illegal migrant crisis may be about to take a sharp turn towards the worse as the government now plans to dump thousands in outlying and rural areas.
In yet another sign that London has not gotten a grip on the crisis, Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick told leaders that the administration is contemplating mass movements of Channel migrants.
These include those who crossed to the UK in small boats, and the minister explained the program as bringing “greater fairness.” Officials were recently warned that they could face thousands of compensation claims over so-called “unlawful detention” of migrants held in a processing center.
Every MP who supports this should have to take several 'asylum seekers' into their homes, including their 2nd ones. In fact ANYONE who believes these illegal economic migrants should remain in the UK should put up a couple in THEIR homes & pay for them. https://t.co/CctOTdBcs6
— Stephen Doyle (@GaiusCa1igu1a) November 17, 2022
The government’s Tory MPs have reportedly complained that some areas are inundated with asylum seekers, prompting the pledge to move more away from cities. Some constituencies claimed they are being “dumped on” by the government.
Conservative MP Jonathan Gulli at least partially initiated the move with his assertion that hotels in his area, Stoke-on-Trent North, are being flooded with migrants by a private contractor.
Notably, one country hotel owner turned away a one million pound offer to room Channel immigrants. Richard Martin said that the proposal, if agreed upon, would destroy his business.
Martin said the agency acting for the Home Office guaranteed him 100% occupancy for 12 full months. He described the offer as “bordering on offensive.”
Agreeing with it, the owner revealed, would have displaced roughly 200 weddings that already booked the venue and resulted in refunding “a quarter of a million in deposits.”
Jenrick’s announcement does nothing to address the actual crisis but merely spreads it wider. Thousands of migrants now arrive monthly from countries that are not at war and yet they seek asylum.
Instead, he merely announced efforts to “procure accommodation more broadly in smaller cities” and rural areas in some instances.
The smaller boats now regularly spilling migrants onto the UK’s shores are utilized by those able and willing to spend more money to cross the Channel. They are deemed safer than the larger watercraft, which are many times overloaded.