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AT THE END! Priti Patel to review Tony Blair ‘s “light” UK asylum laws Politics | news

The changes are expected to be presented in the draft law on foreign national offenders which will eliminate the “overly generous” rules established in 1999 by Tony Blair’s Immigration and Asylum Act. The Sunday Express understands that plans were put in place following a meeting between the internal secretary and the new influential Common Sense group of over 40 MPs set up by former security minister Sir John Hayes to address the problems of holes in the immigration system.

According to a source close to Ms Patel, he is “fed up with left-handed activist lawyers” who use public money to bring “relentless” challenges to attempts to expel foreign citizens, usually criminals, who have no right to be in the country.

The source noted, “The internal secretary is clear that she doesn’t want assassins, drug dealers or ruling gang members who have no right to be here to stay in this country.”

The source added: “The problem is that one excuse to stay is eliminated by the courts and then they return with another. It is relentless.

“He wants to end the flow of vexatious claims and make it easier and faster to expel people who don’t have the right to be here.”

About 14,000 asylum applications per year are rejected by the courts, but only a third of these applicants are then expelled, the rest remain.

The problem culminated in February when a last-minute court ruling prevented the deportation of 25 out of 50 people, including a killer, two rapists and seven violent criminals, back to the Caribbean.

More recently, a group of Afghans awaiting a decision on their requests have been authorized to sue the government for the conditions in which they are being held.

Writing for the Sunday Express, Sir John said: “The history of our Kingdom is honored by the willingness of the British to offer a safe haven to those in desperate need. We should be proud of the difference we have made in the past, but the role Britain as a good Samaritan is being mined by an asylum system that has become a vehicle for all sorts of horrors.

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“From the fat cat lawyers who built business on perpetuating bogus and trafficking requests from heartless people who see human beings as nothing but goods to be shipped, to economic migrants encouraged to fake the fear of persecution, the asylum regime degraded is as ethical as ineffective.

“The reluctance of subsequent regimes to address this problem has undermined public confidence in the effectiveness of the government. This failure, at least in part, explains the outcome of the EU referendum and the collapse of Labor’s” red wall “in general elections last December.

“People have spoken – asking the government to regain control of our borders; now their will must prevail.”

He added: “We have a prime minister and a home secretary who are willing to face facts and act, with the” chatterati “dominated by guilt, a privileged class fueled by doubt that equates immigration controls with prejudice, coverage media is tainted and the speech clouded.

“I have set up a new parliamentary group called” common sense “to urge the government to maintain its conservative commitment to control immigration and thus maintain trust with Tory’s voters.

“On behalf of the Common Sense Group, I am pressuring the internal secretary to ensure the rapid expulsion of bogus asylum seekers and to end the repeated and vexatious claims that cost taxpayers millions of people every year. Such a decisive step would advantageously convey a break from past failures.

“The characteristic determination of Priti Patel will be necessary to remain deaf to the catastrophes of the bleeding heart of the bourgeois liberals and the howls of greedy and soulless guilds enriched by their exploitation of migrant workers.”

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