According to GB News, the Home Office requisitions up to 30,000 hotel rooms in the UK to accommodate asylum seekers while their applications are processed.
37,000 asylum seekers are presently housed in hotels at the cost of about £5 million per day to the British public. Around 1,500 asylum seekers are scheduled to arrive in North Yorkshire this week, as government officials admit that the rising dependence on hotels is “unsustainable.”
The contentious decision, which has infuriated residents in the adjacent community of Linton-on-Ouse, is part of a package of measures aimed at addressing the rising asylum seeker housing issue and reducing the demand for expensive hotels.
60 asylum applicants, all males under the age of 25, have been designated for bus transportation to the base at Linton-on-Ouse within a few days.
Using the Linton-on-Ouse facility as a model, the Home Office may be able to use additional old Ministry of Defense and government locations in the months to come.
The Home Office states it “Will use a phased approach to developing Linton-on-Ouse, gradually increasing the number of asylum seekers accommodated at the site over the coming weeks.”