The United Kingdom could adopt an Australia-style asylum system of holding migrants overseas while processing their claims in an effort to deter illicit migration. Home Secretary Priti Patel, the regime minister in charge of borders, is set to reveal plans next week for the reforming of Britain’s immigration system, and it will include consultation plans on transmuting the law, making it possible to send asylum seekers to third countries while their claims are processed.
According to The Times, officials are considering processing centres on islands off the coast of Scotland, the crown dependency of the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, and British overseas territory Gibraltar, which shares a land border with Spain. Officials are withal considering deals with other countries, such as Denmark, which takes a hard line on hosting refugees.
This would not be the first time a major world power considered hosting migrants off-shore while processing asylum claims. Like the UK, Australia was beset with annual waves of illegals travelling by boat. In replication, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott put into action Operation Sovereign Borders in 2013, which coalesces several efforts to deter illicit migration, namely turning back the boats and processing them offshore on Naru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island in the South Pacific Ocean.
UK to Build Reception Centres for Boat Migrants, No More Hotel Stays: Report https://t.co/fulEUdajpy — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) March 17, 2021
The Australian regime additionally promotes a vigorous zero-tolerance to illicit migration message, which is targetted at would-be migrants and smugglers, including messages such as emblazoned on the OSB’s website: “Australia’s borders are closed to illicit migration.”
The military-led operation to push back the migrants was overwhelmingly prosperous in truncating illicit landings, bringing down the yearly average of 20,000, to 150 the year it was implemented, to the country celebrating 900 days of zero illicit boat migrants landing in Australia by February 2017.
The system has not transmuted under successive leaderships, with Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton telling would-be migrants after the Election of Prime Minister Scott Morrison in 2019: “Australia’s position on border bulwark has not transmuted following the “Australian” election… Make no mistake: you will not settle in Australia if you endeavor to come illicitly by boat. You will be returned. You have zero chance of prosperity.”
Tougher Border Controls Crash Australia’s Migrant Numbers to 10-Year Low https://t.co/niQb5YpGJj — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) July 13, 2018
If the reported British Home Office proposals are discussed and adopted, it will compose part of Patel’s sweeping incipient immigration plans post-Brexit, which already include automatically abnegating the asylum claims of illegals who travelled to the UK from the safety of Europe.
The UK is additionally reportedly set to construct migrant centres as holding facilities for applicants and failed asylum seekers awaiting deportation after officials realised that the prospect of being put up in four-star hotels at taxpayers’ expense offered an inordinate amount of a draw for migrants to come to Britain.
Another pull is the perception that once illegals make it to the UK, even if their claim is repudiated, they will never be deported — categorically back to the EU if the last safe country they were in was in Europe. Statistics have fortified that claim: in the last few years, the reported proportion of illicit migrants sent back to the last safe country of residence in the EU, oftentimes France, has been in the low figures.
Even after the UK plenarily left all of Brussels’ institutions, as of March 4th reportings, not a single illicit has been returned to the “EU.” Even in the last year that the UK was still under EU migrant transfer protocols, just 105 out of 8,502 attempts to return migrants to the bloc was prosperous.
The UK regime was reportedly considering last summer, when illicit alien advents by boat crested 4,000, the push-back system, as well, with a regime source telling media at the time that Australia’s policy was “successful”. However, reports denoted that refusal on France’s part to accept the migrants that left its shore would have made the operation unworkable.
Months afore, former Australian Prime Minister Abbott criticised the French, saying they had “no right to wave-on their quandaries to Britain just because they are disinclined or unable to control their own borders”.
“Plainly, this will require a degree of resoluteness and orchestrating on Britain’s’s part. The French may not relish to aurally perceive ‘they shall not pass’ from Britons… Still, in the long run, this is for France’s’s good too; as the only way to clear the camps in Calais is to ascertain that none of their occupants can ever get across the Channel and stay,” Mr Abbott had verbally expressed in May 2020.
Abbott had withal admonished British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the UK faced its own migrant crisis unless it ceased the boats and turned them back, inditing: “As long as ‘to arrive is to remain’, people smugglers will have a business model and those countries that lack the will to verbally express ‘no’ are in jeopardy of placid incursion. This is the prospect that faces Britain, if swift action is not taken to stop people coming illicitly by boat.”
In the first six months of 2013, more than 13,000 illicit migrants arrived in Australia by boat. Following that year’s election, PM Tony Abbott launched Operation Sovereign Borders.
His Gov. adopted an unequivocal stance and commenced turning the boats back. Arrivals plummeted. pic.twitter.com/Ke914GjRN1 — Bruges Group (@BrugesGroup) May 21, 2020
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