For years now the UK has been a preferred destination for the criminal class who have sought to make a mint out of our open borders. They often succeed.
“Fraudsters smuggled a gang of Africans into the UK to carry out a benefits scam that netted a gang at least £1million, immigration officials revealed last night. The suspected ringleader, a 47-year-old Ugandan woman, was arrested in a series of dawn raids yesterday along with seven accomplices.
Officials believe she brought fellow Africans to the country and set them up with false identities specifically to target the welfare state. It is not yet known if the woman is an illegal immigrant but UK Border Agency officers said she was claiming various benefits under four separate identities.
The unnamed woman was found with both British and Ugandan passports. Work is under way to determine her true identity and immigration status. Yesterday, chief immigration officer Jon Bradbourne said the gang’s crimes could be traced back 20 years and involved stealing massive amounts of public money.
I am sure the Human Rights brigade will be already filing their legal argument that says the un-named people smuggler is a victim herself and that if it is proven that she is an illegal she must stay here in the UK, at our expense.
I would have her placed on the next plane to Uganda, steerage class. We need people like her OUT of this country if we ever are to restore some sort of sanity when it comes to border controls and the rule of law.