Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lib Dem Charter For Fraud and Chaos

The following is taken from migration watch- Just thought I `d keep it to remkind myself of just how ridiculous Lib Dem Immigration Policy is

1 Amnesty Clegg claimed that his amnesty for those illegals who had been here ten years would be a “one off” measure but;
- what about the following year when those who have been here nine years would qualify…..and so on? To “deal with” the present crop of illegals the amnesty would have to last for ten years, otherwise it would only deal with a relatively small proportion of the one million or more now here.
- What about proving ten years residence when, by definition, there are no documents?
- What about the risk of fraud? An American amnesty in the mid 1980s was found to attract 75% fraudulent applications from Mexicans[1]
- What about European experience with Amnesties? Here is the experience of Spain and Italy[2]:
Italy1987/88-119,000
1990 -35000
1996- 259000
1998- 308000
2002- 700000
Spain
1985/86- 44000
1991-135000
1996-21000
2000-127000
2001-314000
2 Regional Work Permits Obviously impractical in British conditions as Andrew Marr pointed out. However, Clegg claimed that it works in Australia and Canada.
In Australia such work permits are only about 5% of total immigration which is itself subject to an overall policy driven limit – something that the Lib Dems oppose.
In Canada the Provinces can decide who they wish to bring in on a permanent basis but their right to move to other provinces is guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As a result many enter through the Quebec programme and then move to British Columbia. Thus the scheme does not achieve the aim described by Clegg.
3 Overall limit Clegg claimed that most immigration is from the EU. This is false. Net immigration from the EU 15 has averaged only 20,000 over the past ten years. Net immigration from Eastern Europe is already falling (to 20,000 in 2008)[3]
1.
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSELondon/pdf/irregular%20migrants%20full%20report.pdf page 24, para32 Home Office on-line report 58/04 Table 5.1 3 http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=15053


1 comment:

mutleythedog said...

Oh regardless. I have the Polish 100% you ordered and the rubber goods..

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