Illegal Immigration - Main Points


  • Accurate numbers are not possible but there could be as many as one million illegal immigrants in the UK.
  • Removals of immigration offenders are very low. In 2016 the Home Office removed just 2,400 immigration offenders, 6,200 Foreign National Offenders and 2,400 failed asylum seekers.
  • In the ten months to January 2015, 30,000 illegal immigrants were detected trying to enter the UK illegally at Calais and other Channel ports.
  • The UK government spends just £558 million on its Border Force, or just 0.07% of total government spending. A significant increase in resources for enforcement is essential.
  • An effective system to remove those who have no right to remain in the country is essential to the credibility of the whole immigration system. That credibility is at risk.

Other Relevant Illegal Immigration Research

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December 2017
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August 2015
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April 2010
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May 2006
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Library


Over the 17 years that Migration Watch UK has been working in this field we have produced many papers. View Illegal Immigration Library

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