January 10, 2014
Britain’s open borders immigration policy is leaving over-stretched police struggling to contain foreign criminals, official statistics reveal.
New figures lay bare the full impact of uncontrolled mass migration by showing that nearly 2,000 suspects from 100 countries were arrested by just one force in 12 months.
Two out of three of the foreign criminals picked up in Kent last year are from within the EU, including almost 700 from Romania, Poland and Lithuania.
It is feared the problem will worsen with the expected flood of Romanians and Bulgarians into the gateway county, now the UK’s job market and welfare system has opened its doors.
Separate figures showed Kent police spent almost £1.5million over the past three years on translating and interpreting assistance for non-English speaking suspects and victims. Yesterday, campaigners laid the blame for Kent’s overseas crime problem on Britain’s EU membership.
Ukip Euro MP Gerard Batten said: “The EU specifically bans us from stopping people coming here on the grounds that they have criminal records.
“An immigration policy should not allow the importation of criminals, but these figures suggest that is precisely what is happening.
“It ties up police resources and court time and costs the taxpayer millions.”