Crackdown on Activist Lawyers in UK's Asylum System amid Rising Costs and Illegal Migration

Crackdown on Activist Lawyers in UK’s Asylum System amid Rising Costs and Illegal Migration

According to Home Office figures, there are currently 9,483 migrants residing in hotels or similar accommodations, which contributes to the £1.5 billion annual cost of the UK’s asylum system.

The government is cracking down on activist lawyers suspected of prolonging asylum claims to maximize their earnings from taxpayers’ money.

They believe that some law firms have turned the migrant crisis into a “gravy train” by creating unnecessary work to help illegal immigrants avoid deportation.

Lawyers who undermine the system will be red-flagged and referred to regulators who can impose fines or, in severe cases, strike them off so they can no longer practice law.

Legal appeals and deportation delays add to the cost of the immigration system, with legal aid for immigration cases alone costing taxpayers £37 million last year.

However, the Law Society insists that it is important to avoid any perception of state interference or intimidation in legal proceedings.

Lawyers are believed to be exploiting anti-modern slavery legislation by claiming their clients are victims and launching appeals against deportations.

The government is facing pressure from Conservative MPs to introduce new laws to prevent illegal immigration, with 2,720 migrants detected crossing the Channel in small boats this year alone.

The delay in implementing legislation is due to fears that it may be challenged in the courts. Despite these concerns, legal professionals admit that asylum cases are profitable and provide ongoing revenue.

Conservative MPs are also concerned about the slow progress in relocating asylum seekers from hotels to alternative accommodations and the impact on the tourism industry.

They are pushing the government to introduce a planned Small Boats Bill before the summer to prevent more migrants from making the dangerous journey across the Channel.

Additionally, they are urging the government to negotiate a deal with France to allow illegal migrants to be sent back in exchange for accepting genuine refugees from French authorities.

The government has been criticised for not prioritising illegal migration in a private memo sent by Home Office Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft.

In contrast, the Prime Minister has set out five priorities that include stopping small boats and quickly detaining and removing illegal immigrants.

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