‘Thousands of migrants are waiting to have their cases heard’

August 20, 2020

DELAYED STATUS: “This is a point about legal status. A lot of these people will be rejected anyway but historically if you look at the way the system works a lot of these people will be rejected and they won’t be sent back, they will just stay around in the country illegally and will work in certain sectors, cash in hand and it is not really helping the economy, because they are not paying tax.” – Conservative You Tuber Mahyar Tousi, who is himself of Iranian heritage, talking about the status of the migrants coming over via the Channel from Calais to Dover during the Pandemic.

FREE STUFF: “We are now housing 48,000 people like this at an estimated cost of £4B over the next 10 years. You are getting free accommodation, free healthcare, free dental care and £40 a week spending money. You can see why people come. The question is why don’t we do something about it.” Picture by Diliff. Nigel Farage’s words to a resident couple of Bromsgrove, where 117 men between the ages of 18 and 26 men are being housed at the Bromsgrove Hilton Hotel.

 

 

 

IT appears that if you break quarantine rules on a technicality you will be fined twice the amount you pay if you illegally break into the country via a people trafficker then be rewarded with board, lodgings and pocket money.

Many of the migrants who have come on dinghies have paid people traffickers between £1,000 and £2,000 on a slot for them to sail into the English Channel and be escorted into Dover Harbour having picked up by the RNLI or the Border Guard Patrol.

‘Most migrants are healthy young men’


In recent days, they have been footage uploaded on Twitter and other platforms by citizen journalists of the migrants, mostly healthy young men, and there have been coaches waiting to send them to be dispersed to hotels across the country operated the contractor Serco. Many of the hotels are in the West Midlands and the North.


Simultaneously residents coming back into the UK face fines – of the amount similarly paid by the migrants to the people traffickers – if they break quarantine rules in place if coming back from countries where Covid-19 is contagious.

‘Chef fined £2K for buying a bottle of water’


In one recent case, being recognised by a colleague in a shop yards from the hotel at La Rue des Croisee, Forest, Guernsey having returned via the island’s airport from Southampton saw chef Sanjeev Kumar fined £2,000 by Guernsey Magistrates for “breaking his 14-day isolation” on a minor breach of the rules.


But migrants who have illegally crossed to Calais having paid the people traffickers half the amount break into the country, are picked up by the Coastguard, put on a coach and given board and lodgings.


In the midst of the pandemic and the information available, it seems unlikely that they have been tested for the virus and thereby there is the possibility that some of the individuals may be positive.

‘Was more known about terror suspects than reported?’


The questions also have to be raised to officials at the Home Office that they know exactly who they are letting into the country at a time of great uncertainty and heightened national security.


Badreddin Abedlla Adam, 28, the man shot by Glasgow Police after killing and wounding other asylum seekers, police and a bail hostel was clearly agitated prior to his rampage. Did the authorities know anything about him before they considered giving him asylum?


According to the BBC, the killer of the three gay men in Reading who were stabbed at a Black Lives Matter rally in June, Khairi Sadallah, came to the attention of M15 in 2019.


The Guardian says he was given asylum in 2018 and he had been referred to Prevent, the anti-radicalization charity, but there is no reference if he came legally. We don’t know.


It seems in the former case, Mr Kumar is punished for breaking the lockdown rules for rightly or wrongly get a bottle of water and the migrants coming from Calais are rewarded for breaking them.


In the program featured by Mahyar Tousi, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage approaches the Hilton Hotel in Bromsgrove to see if he can book a room and he is met by Serco staff who say they cannot give out any information about the 147 young male residents and about how long they will be there.

‘If you were offered all of this, you would come’


When talking to a local Bromgsrove couple about the residents at the Bromsgrove Hilton Hotel, Mr Farage said: “We are now housing 48,000 people like this at an estimated cost of £4B over the next 10 years. You are getting free accommodation, free healthcare, free dental care and £40 a week spending money. You can see why people come. The question is why don’t we do something about it.”


The local press ran stories saying that the community were in agreement with the measure despite not being consulted by anyone.


Inspite of the fact they are in receipt of public money, the employees of Serco, running the contract of looking after the migrants, tell Mr Farage and his crew they have no right to know who is being housed in the hotel and for how long and everything is run under a shroud of secrecy. Anyone going on line can will find that all rooms at this hotel are booked out for the forseeable future.

‘Thousands are waiting in a queue’


Mr Tousi said “Now there are hundreds of thousands of people out there waiting in these illegal processes or a queue to be accepted to enter this great country and it is actually a disservice to them and people who want to everything legally and do everything the right way and then you have these thousands and thousands of people – and the majority of them are healthy young, male and healthy coming into this country this way.


“They are people who have entered the country and they have technically broken the law. If they come out – and no one is accusing every single person of being dodgy – but you never know.

“The whole point of being a legal citizen in any countries is that you have certain rights but you also have obligations.

‘Having an illegal status is gray area’


“If you do something bad, people can track you down and you don’t have a legal status, it is a bit of a gray area. Obviously we have to show some sort of sympathy to the local residents but there is no consultation.


“In making this video, this is not about being against people who are not from this country. This is a point about legal status.

‘It is likely they will be rejected but not sent back’


“A lot of these people will be rejected anyway but historically if you look at the way the system works a lot of these people will be rejected and they won’t be sent back, they will just stay around in the country illegally and will work in certain sectors, cash in hand and it is not really helping the economy, because they are not paying tax.


“They don’t have full rights and some of them end up doing dodgy stuff. One day the Home Office will finally listen. Priti Patel has been saying all the right things and all the right words recently with her rhetoric. We need some action and we need it now.”

  • IT will also have been noted that many of those who quite understandably be in support of those making these illegal and dangerous crossings will not have held demonstrations or initiated petitions helping the Christian, Druze and Yazidi victims of Daesh back in Syria and Iraq in 2015, the Nigerian Christian community, or the Christian minorities in Pakistan, particularly Asia Bibi. This site tried to raise their plight over the years and has received little support.
  • THIS piece of work is based on the editorial content provided by Nigel Farage and Mahyar Tousi and should be viewed and read as such. The two incidents referring to terrorism at Reading and Glasgow are to put the concerns about public security into context of what is raised by Mr Farage.

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