Aug 02, 2020
Farage: Government Burying Their Heads in the Sand on Illegal Migration
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said that senior politicians are burying their “heads in the sand” on the issue of illegal migration, as record waves of migrants pour into the country by illegally crossing the English Channel.
Following the release of his exposé film, which uncovered a hotel in the West Midlands housing asylum seekers while refusing to book native Britons, Mr Farage said that the government’s blasé attitude towards the growing migration problem is the “height of irresponsibility even in good times”.
“With a global recession essentially upon us, British citizens will want to know what Boris Johnson and his Cabinet colleagues have to say about this appalling state of affairs. I will do my best to force a proper public debate about it,” the Brexiteer wrote in The Telegraph.
Mr Farage acknowledged that Home Secretary Priti Patel is likely “frustrated by this situation”, but went say that as a part of the Brexit negotiations with the EU, Mrs Patel must convince Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other members of the cabinet to ensure that the Home Office is given the power “to return immediately to France anybody who has entered the United Kingdom illegally if they have come via the Channel”.
“A Conservative government that was able to tackle this situation effectively would split the Labour Party in two and garner huge public support. And if any parliamentarian thinks that this problem has been exaggerated, I would urge them to join me on the streets of Middle England so that they can hear for themselves what the voters think,” Mr Farage offered.
On Saturday, Mr Farage released exclusive footage of several migrants sunning themselves and drying their clothes on the beach at St Margaret’s Bay, near Dover in Kent, after crossing the English Channel from France in a small rubber dinghy.
Exclusive footage of a beach landing at St Margarets Bay, Kent. More illegal migrants hit the jackpot. pic.twitter.com/BqNaWaTIzU
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 1, 2020
On Friday, UK Border Force intercepted nine boats in the Channel, bringing the 96 migrants ashore, who claimed to hail from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Sudan, according to the BBC.
Since the start of the year, there have been a record 3,583 migrants documented to have reached the UK in small boats illegally, compared to 1,890 for the entirety of last year. On Thursday alone, a record 202 migrants were brought ashore after travelling in 20 boats. However, the number “could be even higher because the Border Force records only include intercepted boats” the Daily Mail reported.
Following his discoveries about the migrant housing, Mr Farage warned: “When, finally, a claim is rejected, the vast majority of illegal immigrants simply disappear into the hidden economy. For many, this will result in them entering a life of effective slavery, as has been exposed recently in Leicester and at several farms around the country. This is a situation which shames modern Britain.”
“A particularly troubling aspect of this state of affairs is that the overwhelming number of people who arrive in Dover do not produce any identification documents. This not only makes it impossible to send them back to their home country, it also raises huge security concerns. In the last few weeks, fatal attacks have been carried out by asylum seekers in Glasgow and Reading. Many people told me they have never seen such active policing in the area,” Mr Farage reported.
This week, the Home Office blamed “activist lawyers” for stymieing the government’s attempts to deport migrants back to France, saying pro-migrant lawyers have launched “vexatious” legal claims in order to slow down the deportation process. According to the Press Association, the Home Office also said that the current asylum regulations are “inflexible and rigid” and “not fit for purpose”.
Between the beginning of 2018 and May of this year, there have just been 155 migrants deported from the country.
Farage Investigates: Brexit Leader Uncovers Hotel Refusing Brits While Housing 147 Migrants https://t.co/ZOW9PPA60x
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Montgomery County Gave ICE A 28-Minute Warning Before Releasing Illegal Immigrant Charged With Second Degree Rape
Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, gave Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a 28-minute notice before releasing an illegal immigrant charged with second-degree rape and sexual abuse back into the public, according to county data obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute.
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich had pledged to allow more cooperation with ICE on Nov. 4 when he rolled back a sanctuary policy he signed into law three months prior that prohibited county officials from working with ICE. But the data obtained by IRLI shows that ICE was given less than four-hours notification to pick up eight illegal immigrants from Montgomery County jails after Elrich’s policy was rescinded.
“Montgomery County claims to be cooperating with ICE, but the implementation of this policy is a joke,” IRLI Executive Director of General Counsel Dale Wilcox said in a statement Wednesday.
“The data suggests a very cynical attempt to claim cooperation while doing the bare minimum to uphold it. The losers in this are the residents of Montgomery County, where aliens charged with serious crimes roam free and avoid removal from the country they may deserve,” he continued.
Other illegal immigrants Montgomery County officials released with short notice to ICE include individuals facing charges ranging from sexual abuse of a minor, assaults in the first degrees and armed robbery, according to the data obtained by IRLI.
When ICE is notified that local authorities have an illegal immigrant in custody, the agency issues a detainer request, which typically asks officials to hold the individual for 48 hours to allow ICE enough time to make an apprehension. It can take roughly 45 minutes for ICE officials stationed in their Baltimore office to arrive at detention centers in Montgomery County in ideal traffic situations, the Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported.
The county data obtained by IRLI does not identify the names of the illegal immigrants released to the public, so it’s unclear if ICE was able to apprehend the individuals.
A Montgomery County spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officers prepare for morning raids to arrest illegal immigrants on April 11, 2018, in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Montgomery County has a history of giving ICE a very short amount of time to pick up illegal immigrants, even after Elrich rolled back his sanctuary policy in November amid a string of rape charges against illegal immigrants in the county.
Two days after Elrich rolled back his policy, county officials gave ICE a 15-minute warning before releasing 48-year-0ld Luis Fredy Hernandez-Morales, who was arrested in late October for allegedly sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl. (RELATED: Montgomery County Gave ICE A 15 Minute Heads Up Before Releasing Alleged Child Abuser, Agency Says)
“You need to give us a fair chance to get down there,” Frank Madrigal, the acting Director of ICE’s Baltimore Field Office said of Hernandez-Morales’s release. “I assure you, we’re going to do everything we can to respond to a facility whether it’s in Hagerstown, Maryland, or Rockville, Maryland, or Ocean City, Maryland.”
ICE was able to apprehend Hernandez-Morales on their own a few days after his release from Montgomery County Detention Center.
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