The media has reported today that, the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron has accompanied the Home Office’s immigration officers on an immigration raid in West London. David Cameron visited a property allegedly occupied by illegal immigrants and commended the immigration officers’ on the arrests. The Prime Minister’s visit comes after he announced today that a rule forcing EU citizen’s to wait three months before being able to claim jobless benefits will take effect on 1 January 2014.
Home Office: Immigration Officers Raid on ‘Illegal Immigrants’
David Cameron visited the West London property today with the Home Office’s immigration enforcement team. Speaking after the immigration raid, David Cameron stated that his government was dealing with the “mess” the previous Labour government had left in relation to migrants in the country who had no right to live and work in the UK.
The Prime Minister stated that although Brits have a welcoming attitude towards migrants, they would not want migrants who arrive in the UK and break the “rules”. The Prime Minister also commented on EU migrants rights to claim benefits in the UK:
“There is a right to work and take another job in another European country but there shouldn’t be a right to go and just claim benefits.
So we’re putting that beyond doubt, to send a very clear signal that there’s no right to claim as you move around the European Union and I think it’s important to put that beyond doubt.”
Curbs on Benefits for EEA Migrants in UK
This morning, plans for curbs on the rights of migrants from the European Union to claim state benefits in Britain were rushed in as David Cameron tries to defuse a growing rebellion by some Conservative MPs. It seems that regulations will be rushed through Parliament so Romanians and Bulgarians who exercise their new right to come to the UK to work will not be able to draw such payments immediately.
“The hard-working British public are rightly concerned that migrants do not come here to exploit our public services and our benefits system.
“As part of our long-term plan for the economy, we are taking direct action to fix the welfare and immigration systems so we end the ‘something for nothing culture’ and deliver for people who play by the rules.”
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