THE Home Secretary, Priti Patel, is promising a “fairer, firmer” immigration system in 2021 (The Yorkshire Post, July 13).
It is designed to cut the number of low-skilled migrants entering Britain, but aims to make it easier for higher-skilled workers to get UK visas. People who want to live and work in the UK will need to gain 70 points to be eligible to apply for a visa.
Ms Patel said: “The British people voted to take back control of our borders and introduce a new points-based immigration system”.
Indeed they did, and these new proposals will be much welcomed. However, what is to be done about the boatloads of illegal immigrants who bypass all this when they land on our shores and then try to claim asylum?
As I understand it, all such people should have claimed asylum in the first country that they reach.
Not having done so, and carried on until they reached the UK, they should virtually all be sent packing and not considered for asylum at all.
You simply cannot pick your eventual destination as though it were a holiday choice.
We are still seen far too often as a soft touch.
This has to change.
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