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Fury at £1m-a-month `bribes` to send illegal migrants home
Date 01/06/2011 15:11  Author webmaster  Hits 1238  Language Global
1 JUN 2011

By Anil Dawar | Daily Express

FAILED asylum seekers and illegal immigrants are being “bribed” to go home with more than £1million of taxpayers’ cash every month, Home Office figures have revealed.

Nearly £74million has been handed out in the past five years to get rid of those with no legal right to be here.

The revelation brought outrage yesterday. Gerard Batten, the Ukip MEP and home affairs spokesman, said: “These people must think they have hit the jackpot.

“It is a revolving door of handouts for them. They come here, get paid to leave and then told they can come back in two years and go through the whole process again.

“We need to get a grip on it and stop this kind of nonsense. If they have no right to be here send them home, don’t bribe them.”

Alp Mehmet of MigrationWatch said: “I am concerned that no one is looking at who is taking the money and whether or not they would have left anyway.

“There is a lot of money going out and there is no limit to the number of people who can be paid.

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