Less than 20 per cent of those living in Britain illegally are actually deported
14th February 2011: Fewer illegal immigrants than ever are getting deported from Britain.
The latest figures released to parliament suggest fewer than 20 per cent of those living in Britain illegally are actually deported.
Less than one in five of those claiming asylum only after being caught living without permission have been made to go
The reports suggest approximately 7,294 of the 40,000 who claimed asylum after being caught were deported over the past three years. As many as 9,869 were told they could stay.
Referring to the figures, the British National Party has claimed apparently all the rest have either dropped out of the system or are yet to have their cases decided.
The BNP has attributed the trend to 20 per cent UKBA budget cuts, which are expected to see the UKBA drop more than a third of its staff by 2014.
The budget cuts, according to the BNP, will mean the number of full-time UKBA staff will drop from 23,652 in 2010 to around 15,768.
As of now the UKBA’s budget is now around one-tenth of the foreign aid budget. The BNP says it is only around £600 million more than the total annual British foreign aid given to Pakistan
It is now less than a quarter of what is being spent on the Afghanistan war.