The Government’s plan to deal with the migration crisis has become increasingly fraught with questions about its legality and the extent to which the EU has the right to keep Britain in the bloc.
In an unprecedented move, the Government has announced a new ‘borders’ plan, designed to protect Britain from ‘mass influxes’.
The plan is aimed at securing the borders and reducing the number of illegal migrants who come to the UK.
But critics fear that the plan will not do enough to prevent illegal migration and will not tackle the root causes of the problem.
The plan’s critics have accused the Government of trying to ‘soften’ on immigration by making it easier to bring in people with no criminal convictions or previous convictions.
The plans are also seen as potentially weakening the Government’s ability to enforce laws against illegal migration.
How can you help?
The Government says the ‘barcodes’ scheme will help reduce the number and seriousness of illegal border crossings, but critics warn that it will also encourage migrants to seek asylum in the UK and to return.
They argue that the scheme will encourage migrants from other EU countries to come to Britain and then claim asylum there.
How many people will be affected?
According to the Government, around 400,000 illegal migrants will be eligible to apply for asylum in Britain this year.
How will the scheme work?
The scheme will be run by the Home Office and Border Force, which will be responsible for managing and enforcing the borders.
It will also be overseen by the Migration Advisory Committee, which includes the Home Secretary, Home Secretary’s Chief of Staff and Chief Inspector of Borders.
The scheme’s funding will be allocated in stages.
The first stage will involve an initial six-month trial period, which means that the Government will introduce the scheme as early as April 2019, and it will be up to the Border Force to make the initial assessment of the number that need to be removed.
The second stage will last for 12 months, during which time migrants will have the opportunity to be assessed and removed from the UK in order to prevent the re-offending of those who have already been removed.
At the end of this trial period the Border Service will make a decision about the number to be transferred to a third country, where the migrants will then be relocated to a new location.
The Government will also pay for the migration advisory committee to undertake a further assessment of migrant numbers before making a final decision about who is to be relocated.
What happens if there are more than 12,000 migrants?
The Border Force will be asked to decide how to allocate the remaining migrants across the UK, which could mean the Government moving people into other parts of the country to ensure they are kept safe.
Critics say that this would also lead to an increase in the number who could apply for refugee status in the European Union.
What is the impact of the plan?
The Home Secretary has pledged that the number applying for asylum will be reduced to zero, meaning that those who are in the country illegally will no longer be able to claim asylum.
However, critics say this would be too little too late and the plan would only be able ‘if the Government can prove that it is right to do so’.
Critics also say that the Border Guard will have to make a determination about whether it is within their power to remove migrants from the country, so that they will no long be able in future to claim refugee status.
The Border Agency must not be permitted to operate under any guise or pretext that would compromise its ability to do its job and the safety of British citizens and people travelling through the UK.” “
The Border Force has to make these determinations in a timely manner, so as to ensure that the most vulnerable people who come from Europe are removed quickly and safely.”
The Border Agency must not be permitted to operate under any guise or pretext that would compromise its ability to do its job and the safety of British citizens and people travelling through the UK.
“What are the consequences for my country?
The new Border Force scheme will have a ‘negative impact’ on the border between the UK/EU and the Republic of Ireland.
It is understood that this will mean that there will be a greater likelihood of illegal immigration to Northern Ireland.
However it is not clear how many of the migrants would be relocated and how many would be removed from Britain.
How long will the ‘border’ stay open?
The first phase of the scheme is expected to take place in April 2019 and is expected at least to last until the end