Amnesty for illegal migrants - UKBA response
17 June 2009
The UK Border Agency has responded to a new report published by the London School of Economics, which claims that an amnesty for illegal migrants would benefit the United Kingdom economy by £3 billion.
A UK Border Agency spokesperson said:
'The policy on an amnesty for illegal immigrants remains unchanged and is very clear - there will be no amnesty, those here illegally should go home.
'We have a proud tradition of offering sanctuary to those who truly need our help, but to grant an amnesty would create a significant pull factor to the UK and would undermine the asylum system as a whole.'