Pieces of Eight wrote:With regard to the Coronet swoop, it is no different from police descending upon a rave because there is a strong possibility that they will find people selling/taking drugs. It is well known that there are many Latin american illegal immigrants currently in the U.K so it would make sense to target a gathering of this group to identify and deport those persons who should not be here (like Oscar in your original post)
Gazzarc wrote:Laws are made to protect the interests of the host country.
There are plenty of trade tariffs, import/export restrictions to control where organisations will economically be able to base their work force, designed to protect the host contries economy by restricting or encouraging the overseas inflow.
Whereas the tendency with respect to movement of labour has been to build walls, and lock up and humiliate migrants.[/quote wrote:
You missed a very important word in there which significantly changes what you are saying....'illegal'.
Legal migrants are not locked up.
And with 2.6M unemployed and rising (source BBC News)are we happy for all and sundry to arrive on a whim and add to the problem?
Gazzarc wrote:Legal migrants are not locked up.
Merlin Rouge wrote:Once again Merlin, the actual link you post does not correspond with your assertion. The report refers to Asylum Seekers who claim to have been mistreated whilst in detention. Asylum Seekers are neither legal or illegal immigrants until their status is determined. I find it odd that a court can award damages to somebody who has been detained whilst their claim of asylum is considered. If they were not detained then word would soon spread that you could wash up on Britain's shores, claim asylum, be released into the community and promptly disappear. The story of the chap who got damages because officials were "rude" to him made me chuckle. If we all claimed for every time a government employee was rude to us the nation would be bankrupt.Gazzarc wrote:Legal migrants are not locked up.
You've obviously never visited the hundreds of legal migrants who are locked up in the detention centre regime of the U.K at Harmondsworth, Colnbrook, Campsfield, Yarls Wood, Dungavel, Haslar and so on.
The Government's own figures for 2009-2010 show that the Home Office paid out £12 million pounds in 'special payments' including compensations and reparations made to hundreds of migrants who had arrived at the U.K border and been unlawfully detained or who once detained who been subjected to systematic abuse.
Shamik Dutta, a immigration lawyer said 'the callous and unlawful mistreatment of detainees is continuing, and is not just harming extremely vulnerable and damaged individuals but also costing the economy millions of pounds … it is clear there is an epidemic of mistreatment leading to civil claims going through the courts."
Boss St Bloke wrote:I really hate threads like this one.
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