Charles Kelly for Immigration Matters meets MEP Candidate for London Gene Alcantara at the Strangers into Citizens Rally, Trafalgar Square, London, 4 May 2009.
According to research carried out by the leading think tank ’ippr’, finding and deporting 700,000 undocumented immigrants would cost over £5 billion and take up to 20 years.
However, legalizing those same people and turning them into taxpayers and useful members of society will benefit the UK to the tune of over £4 billion.
As Gene Alcantara put it:
“There is a clear business case for legalizing the hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants already here which would in turn help the Government secure our borders.
“These people are here to stay so why not allow them to live their lives with dignity and contribute to society?”
The European Elections take place for the UK on 4 June 2009.
The Governemt is currently introducing legislation making it more difficult for legal migrants to become British citizens.
The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill, which is expected to become law this year, will deny thousands of legal workers the chance to settle in the UK.
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