Time and again we hear of murderers, rapists and other evil people being allowed to stay in this country because they have a right to a family life. Time and again we hear of people who come to this country not for what they can do to better it, but for what they can get for free. They get a free pass too.
There is a man from the Philippines – well, he left there when he was four with his British parents – who has been living and working in the UK and has shown no intention to harm anyone. The family has not been separated in 32 years.
The rest of his family can stay but he must return to the Philippines and re-apply for a visa. Otherwise he will be forcibly deported.
So… where are the human rights lawyers now?
Oh, right, he works as a barman. Human rights lawyers are only interested in those with access to money.
His father isn’t his real father, you see? He is his stepfather. So he does not get automatic citizenship as the child of a British citizen. He has also done everything by the book and been fully co-operative with the authorities. Bad move.
Our immigration system throws out the quiet workers and shies away from dealing with the noisy and the violent and the indolent.
And the politicians wonder why the country is going down the tubes.