Asylum seekers on the run
A group of Iraqi asylum seekers held by police in Northants were told to make their own way to an immigration centre in Croydon, it has been revealed.
Immigration officials told police to release the people who were held after being found at a lay-by on the A45 near Flore, Northants, last Wednesday.
This is not the first time this has happened. I blogged about it happening to two illegal immigrants last month. The illegal immigrants were given a map to find their way to the detention centre while this group of asylum seekers weren’t.
You would have thought that the immigration police would have learnt that it is a bad idea to tell them to make their own way to the detention centres so we can more easily deport them. Unfortunately government departments don’t have much sense.