Daily Express immigration scare story: they cost ‘YOU’ £36,000 a year
The Daily Express has some immigration news. Always useful to hear what the Express thinks about the issue. But it doesn’t think. It merely states facts:
Every illegal immigrant costs YOU £36K a year: The cost of migrant centres revealed
Incidentally, the Express has previously told us:
Migrant beggars are raking in up to £36,000 a year from gullible kind-hearted Brits
The story was based on the words of a single copper and some creative maths:
In Nottingham, Police Sergeant Huw Jones said: “We have heard of several people who have boasted of earning up to £700 a week.”
But not one he identified in the paper – let alone one who earned £50,000 before tax, as the Express put it.
The paper then warned / promised:
The problem is set to get worse when our borders are flung open to tens of thousands of Bulgarians and Romanians in just over a fortnight’s time.
So to today’s £36,000 story on kind-hearted Brits and those nefarious foreign spongers.
Rebecca Perring writes:
Undocumented workers facing deportation are languishing in detention for months and even years – which costs the public purse a staggering £164.4 million…
That figure is from a Government report not cited in the paper.
In 2013/14 the total cost of running the Immigration Detention Estate was £164.4m. This includes all costs, including running costs, rent, depreciation and other costs, for all Immigration Removal Centres, Short Term Holding Facilities and amounts paid for spaces in the main prisons estate.
And some how that works out at £36,000 for each and every one of us.
But come on, guys, it’s getting cheaper:
Such are the facts…