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January 14, 2019

Britain Failed to Send Back 50,000 Rejected Migrants

More than 50,000 asylum seekers, whose applications were rejected, have left in Britain, since the Home Office is deporting less than a half of these migrants, The Times informs with reference to the report released by Civitas. 

It is considered that many of those, who stay in the country illegally, are working in the black economy, while the others have just disappeared from the Home Office’s radar. 

According to the report, out of 80,800 applications, which have been rejected or recalled during seven years up to the end of 2016, the UK has deported 29,600 persons, while 51,100 are still in the country. The report states that from 10,000 to 15,000 persons, who submitted applications every year, had no real reasons, and less than a half of them were sent back. 

The number of applications, who expected decision for more than six months, increased from 4,000 in 2010 to 14,300 in 2018. The number of deported persons has reduced from 15,000 in 2000s to 5,000 in 2018. 

The report also provides a detailed information about the abuse of the system by asylum-seekers. Such method of deception as “nationality-swapping” is also widespread. “Kenyans may claim to be Somalians, for example, because they are physically similar and the UK finds it extremely difficult to deport Somalians.” Others claim to be younger than 18, that is why in case of rejection they cannot be deported from the country. 

Some asylum seekers destroy their ID papers. British government, in this case, must convince the country of origin (according to their opinion) to accept them back, while many countries refuse to do this.