Petition Against Boris’s Illegal Migrant Amnesty Plan Breaks 10,000, Govt to Respond by Jack Montgomery for Breitbart
The official petition against Boris Johnson’s proposed amnesty for illegal migrants who have been in the country for some years has broken the 10,000 signature threshold in a few days, meaning the Government will respond to it.
Boris Johnson pushed for an amnesty for illegal migrants who have been in the United Kingdom for 15, sometimes only 12 years in his former roles as both Mayor of London and Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary, and indicated he was still in favour of the scheme during his first parliamentary question and answer session as Prime Minister.
“As London Mayor, the Prime Minister courted popularity with pledging an amnesty for illegal immigrants… Now that he is a position to do something about [this], is he a man of his word?” Labour’s Rupa Huq demanded.
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“[F]or the amnesty on illegal immigrants, it is absolutely true that I have raised it several times since I was in Government,” Johnson replied.
“I think that our arrangements, in theoretically being committed to the expulsion of perhaps half a million people who do not have the correct papers, and who may have been living and working here for many, many years without being involved in any criminal activity at all — I think that legal position is anomalous” he continued, leaving the question of how someone could enter the country illegally and live by crime or work in the black economy “without any criminal activity at all” unaddressed.
“I do think — I will answer the hon. Lady directly — that we need to look at our arrangements for people who have lived and worked here for a long time, unable to enter the economy and to participate properly or pay taxes, without documents. We should look at it… we should look at the economic advantages and disadvantages of going ahead with the policy that she described, and on which I think she and I share a view.”