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In a recent report by Express, it has been revealed that outbound checks are being conducted on individuals, particularly those on prevalent flights, with authorities discovering instances of asylum seekers returning to their home countries.

This revelation follows Home Secretary James Cleverly’s statement that some asylum seekers might be economic migrants rather than individuals genuinely seeking refuge from conflict or violence. Both Cleverly and Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick have emphasized the consequences of illegal arrivals, including the possibility of deportation.

This concerning trend is not unique to the UK, as Germany faces a similar issue of asylum seekers taking holidays back to their home countries after initially claiming it was unsafe to return. The situation has sparked investigations to address the phenomenon of migrants traveling back to the very nations they sought to escape.

The news adds to the growing frustration in Britain over government policies aimed at curbing illegal immigration. Despite Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s commitment to adding 700 staff to monitor Channel crossings and expedite asylum case processing, the challenges persist. The Christmas Day influx alone saw 90 migrants crossing, bringing the total for 2022 to over 45,000.

The overwhelming number of arrivals has strained Britain’s asylum system, with over 40,000 boat migrants granted expanded rights. The Nationality and Borders Act, intended to deter crossings, has seemingly failed, leading to a backlog of 172,758 asylum seekers awaiting decisions, a 57% increase from the previous year.

To address the crisis, the Home Office has explored housing asylum seekers in off-season holiday camps like Pontin’s and Butlin’s. However, industry objections may hinder this proposal. The cost of accommodating asylum seekers has surged to £2 billion this year, with the hotel program facing criticism. Minister Jenrick referred to it as a “laughing stock,” and contracts with 50 hotels are set to end by January, with another 50 canceled by March.

Despite government assurances that safety is a top priority, reports of refugees sleeping rough in cities like Liverpool and clashes between nationalities at centers such as Wethersfield highlight ongoing challenges. Asylum seekers express concerns about the conditions and safety, reflecting the complex and persistent issues surrounding the migrant influx in Britain, with viable solutions remaining elusive.

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