Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Gordon's busted!

If UK unemployment rate is at a six year high, is immigration at a six year low!?!

"It's a political reality that around half a million irregular migrants can't readily be deported and EU migration alone cannot be relied on to fill the jobs many of them are doing" - Habib Rahman, chief executive of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.

Are you sure Habib!?!

1 comment:

Praguetory said...

Illegal workers are very damaging to an economy.

Firstly, they have no protection under the law and so can be easily exploited by unscrupulous employers. This gives crooks a competitive advantage (in certain sectors honest operators find it very difficult to compete at all)
Secondly, if they don't have the wherewithal/skills to immigrate legally they aren't the type of people we need.
Thirdly, they take scarce resources such as housing, transport and health care.
Fourthly, they contribute little in tax receipts.
And finally, their presence reduces pay rates for legal workers.

If companies/individuals who employed illegals were severely punished many of these "irregular migrants" would leave of their own accord. This would reduce the task of the Immigration Service and improve the labour pool/economy in the UK.