Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants drop off radar in the UK every year according to secret figures
Up to 250,000 people drop off the radar and end up as illegal immigrants in Britain every year, according to secret Home Office figures, amid warnings that border controls are completely ineffective and will only get worse after Brexit.
David Wood, who was head of immigration enforcement at the Home Office until 2015, said that more than 1.2million illegal immigrants are currently living in Britain, predominantly after overstaying their visas.
People are not aware of the scale of the problem because official figures are not published and Home Office estimates for illegal immigrants are kept secret by ministers because they are "embarrassing", according to experts.
No surprises here. It's obvious that there are far more illegals here than the official estimates tell us. 1.2 million here now? I'd be inclined to double that or even treble it but whatever the real figure is, by this time tomorrow there will be dozens, if not hundreds more. If the government doesn't release enough money and employ enough staff to tighten up our borders, change the laws to stop abuse of the asylum system and ensure illegals are removed the situation will simply get worse and worse until it descends into total chaos.