Post by The Todal
By locking them up and treating them like convicts. We knew that, of=20
course, but now a court of law has said so. Some people here will say=20
who cares, if it helps to keep the migrants out it's all good.
Hundreds of victims of torture have been wrongly locked up in=20
immigration detention centres, a high court judge has ruled, following a=
challenge by seven survivors of serious abuse.
Mr Justice Ouseley ruled that aspects of a Home Office policy introduced=
in September 2016 known as =E2=80=9CAdults At Risk=E2=80=9D wrongly allow=
ed many who had=20
been tortured overseas to be imprisoned.
The policy redefined torture to refer to violence carried out by=20
official state agents only. As a result, those tortured by traffickers,=
terrorists or other non-government forces could be held in detention=20
even if expert medical evidence found the scars on their bodies to be=20
consistent with their accounts of torture.
When is someone going to realise that the UN convention on refugees represe=
nts the biggest racket ever perpetuated on this country?
These people are supposed to be refugees. To me that means that their life =
or physical well being is in danger were they to remain where they are.
Do they remove this danger by crossing the nearest international border int=
o a country where such conditions do not prevail as do large numbers of the=
ir compatriots. The answer is no.
Their idea of flight is a more literal one and usually entails getting onto=
a an aeroplane, either in their own or a safe country, flying here and *cl=
aiming* political asylum. If their claim is not accepted then plan B is to =
appeal the decision, gain release and then disappear into the population fo=
If their status is upheld then it's not too long before 'relatives' arrive =
on the scene under the guise of visitors. Some of these people live in gard=
en sheds. It is not unknown for a 'refugee' to go back home for a visit and=
return to hear the outcome of his appeal!
A lot has been said over recent months about controlling immigrant entry. H=
ow are we supposed to do this if we do not lock up all those who have been =
refused entry here to prevent them disappearing with a view towards deporti=
ng them in the shortest possible time?
Are we soft touches to hard luck story or not? If we admit everyone who as=
ks, what proposals are their from the bleeding hearts to maintain these peo=
ple for the rest of their lives?
I do believe that is the best thing you have posted in years.