In a House of Commons home affairs committee meeting, former Royal Commando and new Clandestine Channel Threat Commander, Dan O’Mahoney said stopping illegal migrants crossing the channel coming to Britain is easier said than done.
Dan O’Mahoney said: “Nobody in the world has solved this problem.”
Dan continued saying that “close to all” of the illegal migrants that crossed the channel heading for Britain claimed asylum when they touch down making it more problematic.
The Royal Commando stated that he has a lot of sympathy with those people who come by small boats, fleeing very desperate situations in war-torn places like Syria, the drought in Zimbabwe or are facing the death penalty in Iran because of sexuality. This is why many who come by boat to Britain are willing to risk everything, even possibly their life to get to Britain.
We now have 56,600 illegal migrants and dependants receiving living allowances in the UK even if their claims have been thrown out. Britain’s system needs an urgent review to develop better policies to defeat this chain of misery.
The new analysis of official Home Office data by the Institute for Public Policy Research shows that in the past five years the number of people without the right to live in Britain who have chosen to return home has fallen by more than 50 per cent.
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