Immigration Bill Could Lead to Racism and Homelessness, Say MPs and Peers

Alan Travis, Guardian (London), December 18, 2013

The government’s immigration bill designed to create a “hostile environment” for illegal migrants will lead to homelessness, human rights breaches and racism, MPs and peers have warned.

Parliament’s joint committee on human rights says that in particular the legislation’s proposed requirement that private landlords check tenants’ immigration status will give rise to homelessness and discrimination.

The committee’s report, published on Wednesday, says that the move could amount to “inhuman or degrading treatment” against migrants who have no right to remain in Britain but face genuine barriers to their ability to leave the country.

The MPs and peers also warn that safeguards are needed to ensure the new housing restrictions do not lead to migrant children being exposed to homelessness or to separation from their families.

Dr Hywel Francis, chair of the committee, said the MPs and peers accepted that effective immigration control was recognised by human rights law as a legitimate aim. “However, creating a ‘hostile environment’ for illegal migrants carries risks that the measures will have unintended consequences and lead to breaches of human rights and unjustified discrimination in practice,” he said.

Francis said they particularly feared the provisions requiring landlords to check on the immigration status of their prospective tenants could be applied in a way that was racially discriminatory.

The MPs and peers say this is unlawful under the Equality Act and the home secretary, Theresa May, should not bring the powers into force until the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the government’s equality office are satisfied that there are sufficient safeguards in place to prevent such discrimination arising in practice.

The MPs and peers also say they are “uneasy” about the statutory provision in the bill inserted by the home secretary that tells the courts and tribunals to give “little weight” to article 8 “right to family life” claims in immigration cases, including deportation cases.

May has defended the introduction of immigration checks to be carried out by private landlords, saying many landlords already ask about immigration status when they rent their properties. She has also told MPs that similar long-standing checks are already in force for employers when they take on new recruits.

“This will make it harder for landlords to house illegal immigrants and harder for illegal immigrants to settle in the UK,” the home secretary has told MPs.

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  • Puggg

    “Immigration bill could lead to racism”

    Is that the only benefit?

    • BonusGift

      Good one.

    • Alexandra1973

      Because we all know that to even have racist thoughts is worse than being guilty of rape or murder….

      • LeGrandDerangement

        I feel racist even thinking about having racist thoughts about racism.

    • LeGrandDerangement

      They should’ve said “Immigration will lead to racism.” There.

    • Erasmus

      COULD lead to racism and homeless. Meanwhile we KNOW that the current immigration policy is leading to crime, displacement of the native population and wholesale destruction of the UK.

      The US and the UK are the same: The government of each country IS the problem.

  • MekongDelta69

    As bad off as we are, (and I hate to say it) Britain’s got to be the bottom of the barrel.

    Don’t worry though – we’re rapidly ‘catching up’ – or more appropriately put – ‘sinking down.’

    I can’t believe this is the same race of people who lived through (and helped win) WWII.

    • LeGrandDerangement

      Sweden has been enjoying a vibrant burst of diversity lately. They’ve recently announced the intent of welcoming as many Syrian refugees as possible. Hilarity to ensue.

    • Anon

      Oh no my friend. One has only to look at nearby South Africa to understand “anti-racism is code for anti-white” isn’t just a propaganda slogan.

      Might I suggest a re-read of The Turner Diaries, paying particular attention to what seemed, unlikely and extremist ten years ago that is now fact and the way things are.

      No one talks about Pierce anymore. We should. We are living in the future he predicted.

      • Nathanwartooth

        South African whites are some of the most brainwashed I have ever seen.

        I’m sure the propaganda was 24 hours a day, since they had to convince them that handing over their country permanently to blacks and never being able to elect a white person again was a good idea.

  • Strike_Team

    The usual suspects, ruling the US and Britain and having fun all over Europe, doing their best to destroy white lands. It won’t end until whites are physically forced to fight back.

    This ethnic crime syndicate has created hostile environments in the lands that they built, yet once again “they” twist things, hoping to create white guilt where there should be none. Whites shouldn’t care about “hostile environments” for illegals. In a sane world, they wouldn’t. The people in charge are incapable of guilt, though they make a show of it being one of their strongest emotions. They don’t have guilt as an emotion. They do possess empathy for their own. Period. For whites they feel nothing but disdain and jealousy. They have no empathy for non-white immigrants. They just see them as tools to be manipulated.

    • BonusGift

      Bingo; nail meet hammer.

  • Lord_Steven_Regal

    It would be amazing to somehow take an Englishman from a hundred years ago, time travel them to the present, and explain to him that “racism” is worse than rape, murder, and pedophilia; and the government has decided to replace Englishmen with colored people from around the world. Then tell him if he disagrees with this and voices his complaint, he’ll lose his job and some friends. The look of astonishment on his face would be amazing.

    He’d probably also be befuddled by fake breasts.

    • BonusGift

      Yes I agree on the Englishman of century ago vs. now. Yet for me personally regarding the fake breasts, the time I spent around certain parts of Los Angeles for several years softened my attitude towards them (pun intended), and I’m not so sure an Englishman of near yore wouldn’t feel as I do today.

    • Anon

      No he wouldn’t. He would simply remark that it is time to expel the jews again.

      None of this stuff is new.

      • Anon

        Actually, a quick check of wikipedia reveals that he would NOT, in fact be “befuddled” by fake breasts. The first surgery to reconstruct a breast using fat, was in 1895 by the german, Vincenz Czerny. The 50 year period of time afterward was marked by various (generally bad) experimentation with various ways to augment breasts. A doctor from that time, far from being mystified by the whole thing would have quite an advanced understanding of what the problem was and might take an hour or two of vigorous study on how the problem of immune system rejection was solved. In fact, the basis of silicone and how it acts in the body was developed during that time.

        You might as well say, they’d be “befuddled” by the electric light bulb or the automobile…..when they were well on their way towards developing those things.

        Our ancestors…..they didn’t have the smoking hot graphics we have to play the latest installment of Assassin’s Creed (the SAVAGES) but in all ways that matter, they were pretty much our equals….and then some.

        An englishman would be mortified if he was thought weak in pistol and riflecraft or couldn’t hold his own in a duel using flashing steel. What he would be “befuddled by” are our limp wristed liberal men. Specifically, he’d wonder why we don’t beat them every day until they learn to be men.

  • dd121

    OMG, we’re going to hurt their feelings.

  • Spartacus

    Pro-tip : When the people you voted care more about foreigners who illegally come to your country than they do about their own citizens, you’re not living in a democracy .

  • Greg Thomas

    This goes to show just how much hate the MPs have for British Whites. I contend that allowing reckless third world immigration will lead to “homelessness, human rights breaches and racism!”

    • LeGrandDerangement

      There’s a good website, “British Resistance”, which addresses this type of thing over there.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Boy, the hatred for ‘the chosen’ is palpable on that site.

        • LeGrandDerangement

          That’s some pretty sick stuff they’re reporting.

  • Truthseeker

    “Racism” also happens when people are forced to live together with people who have nothing in common with them, nor any regard for their customs and way of life. No matter what, the native population suffers “racism” when diversity is imposed upon their land.

  • John K

    If the invaders pack up and take their asses back home, then they won’t be homeless.

  • Brian

    The immivaders can have their fill of human rights back home. I’m not coming over to their third-world paradise to tele-oppress them.

  • Alexandra1973

    Since when is trespassing–invading–a human right?

  • DiversityIsDeath

    By that logic, why enforce ANY laws at all?

    • Anna Tree

      Yes, to enforce any laws is creating an “hostile environment” for criminals!

  • LeGrandDerangement

    If they stayed home, they wouldn’t be homeless. There, fixed it.

  • nBmnp

    The home secretary: “This will make it harder for [..] for illegal immigrants to settle in the UK.”

    Wasn’t that the whole point of why immigration laws exist in the first place? In fact the whole point of immigration laws are to make it not just hard(er) but impossible for illegal immigrants to settle.

    The “home secretary” of the UK does not seem to know this.

  • mobilebay

    I’m beginning to dread reading the news each morning. Each time it amazes me with its supidity, I can count on it being worse or more ridiculous the next day.

  • odious liberal

    The British are idiots, selling out their country to sub human criminals.

  • Anna Tree

    “This will make it harder for landlords to house illegal immigrants and harder for illegal immigrants to settle in the UK,” the home secretary has told MPs.

    Duh, isn’t it the reason d’être of the bill?! To made it hard for criminals to do their crimes?