Posted on June 29, 2022

Over 90 Per Cent of Failed Asylum Seekers Were Not Deported in 2020

Kurt Zindulka, Breitbart, June 25, 2022

Over ninety per cent of failed asylum seekers in 2020 were not deported by the UK Home Office, analysis conducted by the Oxford Migration Observatory has found.

The dismal record of the Conservative government to take back control of the nation’s borders has been demonstrated once again, with 91 per cent of migrants refused asylum in the year in which the UK left the European Union were left free to remain in the country.

According to figures complied by the Oxford Migration Observatory, provided to The Guardian newspaper, showed that of the 3,632 migrants blocked from asylum, only 314 were actually removed from the country. This follows along the long-term trend of declining deportations achieved by successive Tory governments, with 81 per cent being permitted to stay in 2019, compared to 38 per cent in 2013.

The issue has only continued to grow, with just 113 failed asylum seekers successfully removed in 2021, compared to 6,771 in 2010.


One of the main issues dogging the government in enforcing migrant returns has been the intransigence of France to come to an agreement on taking back illegal migrants who have been setting off in record numbers from their beaches to reach the UK. In lieu of such a deal, the Home Office struck an agreement with the African nation of Rwanda to house migrants while their asylum claims are being processed, rather than allowing them to remain on British soil in the interim.

Since 2018, over 50,000 illegals have successfully reached the UK on often unseaworthy rubber dinghies set off by people smugglers in Calais and other French coastal areas. So far this year, over 11,000 have arrived via the English Channel route.

The scheme to send the illegals to Rwanda has been held up as the government’s chief policy to deter further illegal immigration as the Home Office has been warned that between 65,000 and 100,000 aliens could land this year.

However, the policy had a major spanner thrown in the works this month when the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) intervened to block the deportation of the seven illegals that the government had managed to get past the UK courts onto the plane.