Thursday, May 31, 2012

So what's the point then?

There are moments when you read headlines and you wonder just what the hell is going on with this country. I've frequently had a go at the Human Rights Act and I've frequently had a go at the Borders Agency. However when the two combine you get what can only be classed as utter madness, though in this case the Borders Agency has my utmost sympathy...
Thousands of illegal immigrants have been caught by the authorities before being released ‘to protect their human rights’.
One in six of those granted bail later absconds – meaning they must be caught a second time at huge cost to the taxpayer.
Internal Home Office figures show that last year 1,665 immigration detainees were granted bail, of whom 277 later absconded.
Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch, said: ‘Trying to deport illegal immigrants inevitably takes a fair amount of time.
The courts should take account of this fact before releasing large numbers on bail, especially as they are fairly likely to abscond.’
When trying to deport an illegal immigrant, officials can either start legal proceedings or, in some cases, offer people bribes to go home.
Deporting illegal immigrants should not take a lot of time, once it's discovered they are illegals they go straight to the airport and are put on a plane back to where they come from. No appeals, they are illegals they have nothing but the basic right not to be put against a wall and shot. No access to legal aid, legal aid is for legal immigrants. No access to courts, politicians, charities, local government resources because they are illegals, it's not our responsibility to give them anything, save the trip back and a bill for that too to be taken from the ale of everything they've accumulated here.
 Of course simple logic falls by the wayside when it comes to the diabolical Human Rights Act which gives blanket rights even to those who break the law, when common sense should tell you that criminals should not have anything like the same rights as law abiding citizens. What we need to do is sort out basic rights from full rights.
That we don't just leads us to situations where illegal immigrants abscond because the courts feel obliged to release them owing to their human rights.

2 annotations:

James Higham said...

And it's so in all western nations but particularly bad in ours.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

"Deporting illegal immigrants should not take a lot of time"


Try it in the US and you won't even make it out of the airport (or, in my case, the bus station) - you'll be back on the plane (or, in my case, the bus) with a free ticket back to wherever you came from that day.

Why we can't do this is beyond me.

Oh wait, it's not beyond me at all - we can't do this because of the EU.

Can we leave yet?