Nearly 98 percent of Albanians with deportation orders use legal tricks to try to stay in the UK, figures show.
Nearly 98 percent of Albanian immigrants with deportation orders deploy legal devices to resist being sent back, according to figures seen by The Mail on Sunday.
Of the more than 1,000 Albanians who are subject to these orders in the UK, only 25 are registered as “unimpeded” for deportation.
Border Force sources say about a third of the remaining migrants have claimed to be victims of modern slavery. A quarter more have applied for asylum under human rights laws.
It comes after the Secretary of the Interior, Suella Braverman, revealed last week a bill that prohibits immigrants from the Canal from seeking asylum.
Ms Braverman said the system was “overwhelmed” following a 500 percent increase in small craft crossing the Canal in two years. She added that the “waves of illegal immigrants coming across our border” will only end when they know the UK will deport them “quickly”.
Migrants, including women and children, are taken off a Border Force boat after being picked up at the Canal on March 6.
Ms Braverman said the system was “overwhelmed” following a 500 per cent increase in small craft crossing the Canal in two years.
His Illegal Immigration Bill will bar illegal immigrants from staying and filing on refugee, modern slavery, or human rights grounds. They will not be allowed to file judicial reviews or obtain bail for 28 days.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak signed an agreement with Tirana in December in a bid to speed up the deportation of Albanians: nearly 13,000 arrived in Britain from France last year, accounting for about one in three Channel arrivals.
In November, senior officials from the National Crime Agency warned that Albanian criminals are committing “blatant manipulation” of slavery laws and are receiving “training” on what to say if arrested. Ms Braverman told the House of Commons last week that more than half of Albanians’ asylum claims have been granted, despite being a safe European country and a NATO ally.
Qirjako Qirko, Albania’s ambassador to Britain, admitted last year that immigrants from his country “pretended” to be victims of modern slavery.
A Whitehall source said: ‘The system needs vital overhaul. Modern slavery and asylum are roundly abused to thwart deportation from the UK.”