Britain Has No Clue Where 10,000 Of Its Refugees Are

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent
Font Size:

The British Home Office has lost track 10,000 asylum seekers’ whereabouts and will not bother tracking them down due to “a drain in resources.”

An internal inspection of the agency released Thursday found that a significant number of refugees disappear after entering the country, with no accurate paper trails tying them to a location while their applications get processed.

The problem dates back to before the current refugee crisis. Customs records from last year indicated that 30,000 rejected asylum seekers never left the country. They instead stay illegally and off the radar of authorities. (RELATED: Report Suggests UK Should Give Parliament Seats To Imams To Reflect De-Christianized Society)

The volume of people makes them hard to track, and resources are instead relocated to catching foreign criminals. Just nine individuals were successfully located in a sample of 338 pending asylum applications examined by inspectors.

It has gotten to a point where the Home Office hopes the hostile environment from Britons will make the illegal immigrants decide to leave on their own.

“We have already commenced a review of approach and related guidance in this area, in addition to the hostile environment making it far less attractive for absconders to remain in the UK illegally,” the Home Office said of the report.

British authorities are also struggling to control the borders. Refugees are forcing their way onto trucks going through the tunnel between Britain and France. Clashes between police and migrants are currently taking place in the city of Calais, France, where migrants have reportedly stormed roads “armed with iron bars and hammers.”

Follow Jacob on Twitter

All content created by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent and nonpartisan newswire service, is available without charge to any legitimate news publisher that can provide a large audience. All republished articles must include our logo, our reporter’s byline and their DCNF affiliation. For any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact