Kurt Zindulka, Breitbart, July 12, 2023
A former Tory government minister has called on the British public to welcome illegal aliens who cross the English Channel into their homes to help reduce the cost of housing migrants in hotels, which has risen to a staggering £2.2 billion per year.
Former Justice Secretary Brandon Lewis has argued that the government should introduce a similar programme to the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme for Ukrainian refugees to open up the homes of Britons to those who cross the English Channel illegally, often without any identifying documents for officials to determine whether or not they have a criminal past beyond obviously showing contempt for the laws and norms of the United Kingdom by paying human traffickers to smuggle them into the country.
In a foreword to a report from the Policy Exchange think tank, the former government minister wrote: “We must do more to galvanise community efforts, such as by expanding the sponsorship model for Ukrainian refugees to other nationalities – so that the burden of supporting refugees is spread evenly, rather than falling on the poorest.”
The report, which found that the government is currently spending £3.5 billion to support asylum seekers in Britain and £2.2 billion directly on hotel payments, called for the “galvanisation of voluntary spirit” along the lines of the Ukrainian refugee scheme for alleged asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and Syria who enter the country illegally.
At the same time, the report argued, the government should as an “urgent priority” step up efforts to stem the tide of migrants crossing the Channel in small boats.
“Once this has been achieved, it will be possible to implement a new safe and legal route – under parliamentary control – which shifts the focus of the UK’s support from those illegally crossing the Channel to those who are genuinely in need, such as women and children in conflict zones,” the report stated.