Rewarding criminal activity by giving amnesty for illegal immigrants is morally wrong.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering amnesty for illegal immigrants
David Lammy MP wants amnesty for illegal immigrants
It’s disappointing how David Lammy (the Member of Parliament for Tottenham) sees our capital city in purely economic terms.
He is calling for an amnesty for London’s estimated 300,000 illegal immigrants.
I believe that this figure of 300,000 is a gross underestimate!
Mr. Lammy states that, by giving amnesty to these illegal immigrants, the economy would be boosted by additional tax revenue.
This simplistic view ignores the fact that most illegal immigrants are low-skilled, and if they are working, then most would not earn enough to pay any taxes.
The government would then top-up the small incomes of the newly formed legal immigrants with all sorts of benefits: housing benefit, council tax benefit, child support, tax credits, and free health care.
They would then be allowed to bring over their families, and ‘dependants’ — this process is known as ‘chain migration’.
These newly arrived immigrants could also receive either council housing or generous government benefits.
Let’s not forget the cost of free schooling and health care, attendance allowance, grants, increased pressure on housing, and increased congestion.
No longer fearing deportation, they would not be shy in claiming every benefit available.
The costs to the public purse would far outweigh any increase in tax revenue due to an amnesty.
The truth is they have broken the law by illegally entering our country.
And they have illegally benefitted from their criminal activities.
Therefore, it does not make sense to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
There are plenty of people who would be willing to do their jobs on their deportation.
How many British people lost the opportunity of employment, better housing, better education, and increased social mobility?
Amnesty sends a wrong message
If illegal immigrants know they are sure to get amnesty — as long as they evade capture for a few years — then unlawful immigration will skyrocket.
In 1986, the USA passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which gave amnesty to 2.7 million illegal immigrants.
Ever since then, there has been an explosive increase in illegal immigration into the USA.
The experience of Italy and Spain also suggests that amnesties encourage more illegal immigrants.
Rewarding lawbreakers is morally wrong, and so it acts as a magnet for illegal immigration, often with disastrous results…
Thirty-nine found dead in a refrigerated lorry
23rd October 2019: The police found thirty-nine people dead in a refrigerated lorry parked on an Essex industrial estate.
Because the container was refrigerated, the people inside may have frozen to death.
Residents in the area had reported people climbing out of lorries.