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    Each Illegal Immigrant Costs Us £1m, Says Study As Government Faces Calls for Amnesty

    Each Illegal Immigrant Costs Us £1m, Says Study As Government Faces Calls for Amnesty

    An amnesty allowing illegal immigrants to stay in Britain would cost taxpayers £1million for each newcomer, a shocking new report revealed today.

    The massive sum reflects the costs of handouts and other state services provided over the lifetime of the average immigrant.

    The figure would also apply to many of those who have already been granted asylum in Britain, according to campaign group Migrationwatch which commissioned the study.

    Asylum seekers in Calais, France, queue for food handouts distributed by local charity workers.

    Queue: Would-be illegal immigrants in Calais wait for their chance to enter Britain. More could follow if ministers buckle to demands to grant asylum to those here

    Their revelation came as thousands of churchgoers, trade unionists and charity workers today prepared to rally in London in support of an ‘earned amnesty’ for 450,000 foreigners.

    The coalition argues that providing permanent residency for those long-term illegal immigrants who meet certain conditions—roughly half the total—would bring in more than £1billion of tax a year.

    But Migrationwatch warned that such an amnesty would overburden the public purse during a recession and only tempt more migrants into the country.

    ‘Our calculations show the numbers are truly enormous, adding an unacceptable—and entirely unnecessary—burden to the nation’s balance sheet,’ said the group’s chairman Sir Andrew Green.

    ‘Shocking waste of public money’: How Migrationwatch chief Sir Andrew Green (above) described amnesty calls after reporting on how much it would cost

    ‘It is clear that not only is rewarding illegal behaviour wrong in principle but the experience of Spain and Italy shows conclusively that it encourages even more illegal immigration in anticipation of future amnesties.

    ‘This is a ridiculous proposal which is bound to increase illegal immigration rather than reduce it. It is also a shocking waste of public money at a time when we can least afford it.’

    To calculate the individual cost of each granting asylum, Migrationwatch researchers set the tax and National Insurance paid by immigrants against their demands on state funds.

    The research is based on a married 25-year-old, married with two children, who earned the minimum wage and lived in private rented housing, retired at 65 and lived until 80.

    The major component of the costings is Housing Benefit.

    An immigrant couple living on the minimum wages who then retire on Pension Credit, will receive Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit throughout their working life and throughout their retirement.

    The total Housing Benefit they receive will be £291,000 plus a further £19,000 in Council Tax Benefit.

    In London, where some 70 per cent of illegal immigrants are believed to live, the costs are even greater. As rents are considerably higher in the capital the total lifetime costs for a two child family resident in London is £1.1million, of which £505,000 is Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

    ‘Clearly some of these immigrants will already be married, or will not marry, and some will work above the minimum wage so that their Housing Benefit will be lower,’ said Sir Andrew, a former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    ‘On the other hand some may have families of more than two children, thereby attracting more Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits.

    ‘Also they may be unemployed—immigrants are, on average, more likely to be economically inactive than the UK population as a whole.’

    Compared with the UK average of 22 per cent of the working age population being economically inactive, the rate among Somali, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Iranian immigrants respectively is 81 per cent, 56 per cent, 55 per cent and 48 per cent.

    Campaigners gathering in support of granting asylum to illegal immigrants will be heartened by London Mayor Boris Johnson’s comments that providing amnesty would be ‘morally right’.

    Roman Catholics, Anglicans and Christians from other denominations will attend services in the capital—where two thirds of immigrants live—before taking part in a rally in Trafalgar Square as part of the Strangers into Citizens day of action.

    High-profile church supporters include Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, who steps down later this month as leader of Catholics in England and Wales and his successor as Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols.

    Neil Jameson, co-ordinator of the campaign, said: ‘The current government strategy of imposing heavy fines and document checks on employers as well as deporting families is an inhumane, costly, and complicated way to tackle irregular migration.

    ‘We propose that those who have been here for four or more years should be admitted to a two-year pathway to full legal rights during which they work legally and demonstrate their contribution to UK economy and society.

    ‘Combined with the current border-tightening measures, our policy will reduce illegal immigration, and British society will be the winner.’

    Migrationwatch’s claims were also dismissed by the organisers of the rally.

    ‘Neither Sir Andrew Green nor I are economists,’ said Dr Austen Ivereigh, Strangers into Citizens’ director of policy.

    ‘So we should defer to those who are. And they are agreed that a Spanish-style regularisation, as advocated by President Obama, has great economic benefits.

    ‘In the case of Spain in 2005, the measure paid for itself many times over in new social security and tax revenues.’

    Spanish authorities let 44,000 settle under an amnesty in 1985, but when the exercise was repeated in 2005 the figure soared to 700,000.

    A UK Border Agency spokesman said: ‘Our policy on an amnesty for illegal immigrants remains unchanged and is very clear.

    ‘Those here illegally should go home, not go to the front of the queue for jobs and benefits.

    ‘We have a proud tradition of offering sanctuary to those who truly need our help, but to grant an amnesty would be likely to create a significant pull factor to the UK and would undermine the asylum system as a whole.’
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    As Illegal Immigrants Rally in London to Demand Their Right to Break British Law, New Report Reveals £1 Trillion Cost of

    “It is clear that not only is rewarding illegal behaviour wrong in principle, but the experience of Spain and Italy shows conclusively that it encourages even more illegal immigration in anticipation of future amnesties. This is a ridiculous proposal which is bound to increase illegal immigration rather than reduce it. It is also a shocking waste of public money at a time when we can least afford it.” Sir Andrew Green ShareThis


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    "According to respected independent think tank Migrationwatch UK, the extra burden on the public purse is the “hidden cost” of unlawful migrants. This includes the cost of them settling and starting families and the drain on the benefits system - all of which works out at around £1 million per person."

    One million pounds?!?!?
    That is 1.13mio euros, yeah great, I wished I could make it to a life-income like that...
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    Yet another burden that we native saxons have to suffer with, anyone breaking the law should be treated as a criminal and imprisoned, not pandered to.

    1 pound is too much to spend on these illegal invaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saxonblood View Post
    Yet another burden that we native saxons have to suffer with, anyone breaking the law should be treated as a criminal and imprisoned, not pandered to.

    1 pound is too much to spend on these illegal invaders.
    How come in modern western nations people seem to expect to get pandered in situations where they break the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjuana_of_Persia View Post
    How come in modern western nations people seem to expect to get pandered in situations where they break the law.
    Because it is racist to throw them out
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    We should compel those who have encouraged and facilitated this invasion to house an asylum seeker and his family pending their deportation. Our politicians usually have more than one home and the majority of them are private landlords, so it shouldn't be difficult for them.
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