According to Priti Patel, the UK will now ban foreign criminals from entering as new post-Brexit rules are enacted.
The Brexiteer, Priti Patel, said she would beef up security around British borders and crack down hard on those who come to the UK illegally.
This move has been long-awaited by the Home Secretary. EU rules and regulations previously held back Priti; now, we have left the bloc, those EU rules no longer apply to the UK.
Priti has said she is ready to give the police and security services “even tougher powers to keep this country safe” now EU rules don’t apply to the UK.
In the Sunday Telegraph Priti said: “And having left the EU means we can give these agencies stronger powers to keep this country safe.
“That includes banning foreign criminals who have served more than a year in jail from entering the UK.
“We will refuse to accept insecure national identity cards, and we will be able to crack down on illegal imports of goods through the introduction of prearrival data on goods being imported from the EU.
“We will also crackdown on illegal immigration and reform the broken asylum system.”
“Forging a new relationship with the EU also means taking back control of our borders; allowing Britain to finally control who comes into this country.
“Free movement has ended, and people who want to live in the UK will now have to meet the requirements of our new points-based system.”