Today, Priti Patel brings the nationality and Borders Bill to the house of commons for the first time. This Bill is to take a stricter stance on human trafficking and illegal entry into Britain.
Under the new Bill, traffickers could get life behind bars compared to the current 14-year sentence. This Bill will also make it an imprisonable offence to knowingly arrive in the UK without prior permission to do so.
Speaking about the new Bill, Priti Patel said: “For too long, our broken asylum system has lined the pockets of the vile criminal gangs who cheat the system.”
“This isn’t fair to the vulnerable people who need protection or the British public who pay for it.”
“It’s time to act.”
“This legislation delivers on what the British people have voted for time and time again – for the UK to take full control of its borders.”
“It paves the way for a fair but firm system that will break the business model of the gangs that facilitate dangerous and illegal journeys to the UK while speeding up the removal of those with no right to be here.”
The home secretary has been speaking tough for quite some time, yet hasn’t produced much. Yesterday, Nigel Farage said that he doesn’t trust what the Home Secretary says because little action has been taken against those who have entered Britain illegally.