Boris Johnson wants amnesty for half a million illegal immigrants

If you thought for a brief moment that the new 'Conservative' Prime Minister might take a harder line on immigration than his predecessor, you can forget it.

Johnson has swung the other way.

In his first Commons statement today, he disowned his party's pledge to reduce net immigration to 'the tens of thousands', refused to set a cap on numbers entering Britain, and renewed his former demand for an amnesty for illegals.

Responding to Labour MP Rupa Huq, who'd reminded him of his amnesty proposal whilst Mayor of London, the prime minister said:

I do think our arrangements - theoretically being committed to the expulsion of perhaps half a million people who don't have the correct papers and who may have been living and working here for many, many years without being involved in any criminal activity at all - I think that legal position is anomalous.

... we should look at the the economic advantages and disadvantages of going ahead with the policy that [Huq] described and which I think she and I share.

Brexit or no Brexit, the invasion continues - because 'economics'.


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