Migration Watch UK Launches Petition Against New Prime Minister’s Illegal Migrant Amnesty Proposal
Migration Watch UK has launched an official petition against Boris Johnson’s proposal to give amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants.
Boris Johnson told
the House of Commons on Thursday that he favours an illegal migrant
amnesty, and that his government will be looking at “the economic
advantages and disadvantages” of issuing one.
Following his first statement to the House of Commons as Prime Minister, the Tory leader was reminded that he had “courted popularity with pledging an amnesty for illegal immigrants” as Mayor of London by Labour’s Rupa Huq, who asked him if he would now be “a man of his word” and deliver on it.
Johnson readily conceded that “[on] amnesty on illegal immigrants, it is absolutely true that I have raised it several times” and that “it did not receive an overwhelming endorsement
from the previous prime minister when I raised it once in Cabinet” as
Foreign Secretary — but that it was back on the table now that he was in