Andrew Rosindell M.P., in light of the introduced Illegal Immigration Bill, has issued a statement commending this piece of legislation with the sincere hope that it marks a moment of change:
"For far too long has illegal immigration been undermining the integrity and unity of our United Kingdom. Britons are a welcoming people, a positive people, and a forward thinking people, but our generosity has its limits and we have grown tired of the endless stream of economic migrants crossing the Channel with the hope of exploiting this country’s open-handed welfare system.
I have fought long and hard to push for tougher legislation to be enacted in Parliament to see to it that illegal immigration is curbed. The people of Romford have had enough!
Today is a turning point in this fight. The Illegal Migration Bill aims to prevent those arriving illegally from claiming asylum, and those that do, will be blocked from returning to the country. However, this is a deterrent, not punishment. Like the rest of Europe as well as Australia, who has been in our position in the past, the Government has the iron-clad resolve to deport those who do not utilise the correct channels to securing residence in this country. Arguably more importantly, the criminal gangs that continue to exploit those genuinely searching for a better life, will see their immoral and barbaric trade drained of their profits.
I commend the statement by the Home Secretary earlier today and sincerely hope that we can restore the sovereign borders which have protected this country from invasion for millennia."