Monday, October 16, 2006

Tired of working? Come to Britain

Hey Americans, come over to our socialist paradise here in the UK.

The Brits don't want anyone to tread on your human rights - so feel free to claim asylum in Britain. Because they won't let you work, they'll house you for free and you'll get free medical care, too. Plus you'll get £35 a week spending money. (About $60, but it doesn't go far, so you might want to try some black market work).

All this, until your asylum case is decided at which point you'll be declared a refugee or you'll be put on the next boat to the land of the free and the home of the brave. But you can probably free ride for several years, because there's a backlog of cases. And when your asylum claim fails (as it almost certainly will), you can get legal aid to challenge the claim with a highly qualified immigration lawyer.

This offer would appeal to the true slackers, but I could see how the critically ill and uninsured might like this deal, too. And if that were the case, an asylum claim that your life were under threat through systemic injustice might actually have merit.

We came for the fog, but stayed for the handouts

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A British citizen contends his country is such a soft touch when it comes to handouts that even U.S. residents are prompted to seek asylum there.

Rory Clarke says a few years ago he met two Americans who admitted they emigrated to Great Britain for the free healthcare and housing, The Sun reports.

Clarke, 34, says the pair initially told him they left the United States because of racial discrimination but later revealed they had come for the handouts.

Even Osama could get through
via South Asian Women's Forum

Rory Clarke, who resigned from Britain’s National Asylum Support Service (NASS) in disgust, has revealed that hordes of people from Middle Eastern countries, and even America, were easily getting asylum in the UK because the laws here were not stringent enough to check the practice.

He went to the extent of saying that asylum laws in the UK were so soft that even al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden could creep-in after concealing his identity.

According to him, people from these countries were seeking asylum in the UK for a "better standard of living, free healthcare, free accommodation and 35-pounds a week in benefits".

The UK Home Office also admitted that at least five American nationals had claimed asylum this year alone

British Home Office claims it's no so easy or so pleasant
via The Times

A Home Office spokeswoman said: “Provisional statistics show that in the first six months there have been five asylum applications from Americans. Any asylum claim may be fast-tracked where it appears, after screening, to be one that may be decided quickly.

“Countries likely to be suitable for this process include the USA. Applicants will be detained in one of a number of detention centres. This process is very successful at rapidly deciding and, where appropriate, quickly removing refused applicants whose appeal rights are exhausted.”

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