Latest News from UK about illegal immigrants :
Almost 100,000 illegal immigrants tried to claim asylum after being caught living illegally in Britain by border control officers.
The swathes of applications are having a devastating effect on the efficiency of the immigration system, as the Home Office is legally bound to consider asylum applications even if the individual has already been living in Britain illegally.Thirty-six per cent of asylum applications between 2004-14 were by migrants “encountered by local immigration and enforcement staff” — a total of 83,912 of the 231,100 main applications received during those years.
And the applications stand a good chance of being accepted, with 19,200 pleas made by illegal immigrants being granted by the Home Office during that time period.
Separate figures released in 2015 revealed 70 per cent of the 5,238 failed asylum seekers removed from Britain had made their applications after being identified as illegal immigrants or overstayers — up from 58 per cent in 2009.