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    B1067 – Illegal Migration Amnesty Bill 2016 (Second Reading), Nigel Farage MEP MP
    Illegal Migration Amnesty Bill 2016

    A
    BILL
    TO


    To remove illegal immigrants from the country while providing an amnesty to some illegal immigrants, and providing grounds for other illegal immigrants to remain in the country.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1 Department of Immigration

    (1) The Home Office shall create a department of immigration.
    (2) The Department of Immigration shall keep a record of all foreign nationals entering the United Kingdom, and create exit checks to record foreign individuals leaving the United Kingdom.
    a. Immigration exit checks will be set up at all entry ports to the United Kingdom where there are entry checks.
    (3) All foreign nationals attempting to enter the United Kingdom shall be in possession of a visa if their country of origin is on the current list of countries whose nationals need a visa to enter the United Kingdom.

    2 Removal from the United Kingdom

    (1) All persons discovered to be illegally in the United Kingdom will be detained ready for removal from the United Kingdom.
    (2) All persons illegally in the United Kingdom shall be removed from the country if the grounds for amnesty are not reached.
    (3) All persons discovered to be illegally in the United Kingdom may appeal against the decision to be removed from the country.
    (4) Grounds for appeal for 3(4) are limited to;
    a. Spouses who are legally in the United Kingdom.
    b. Delays caused by the Home Office when applying for a visa extension, or a visa.
    c. Meeting the grounds for exceptional retrospective approval.
    (5) All spouses, and children of an individuals being removed from the United Kingdom shall be removed with the individuals, unless;
    a. The children are under 18 and were born to a parent legally in the United Kingdom at the time of removal.
    i. The parent legally in the United Kingdom will be responsible for caring for the child.
    b. The children are over 18 and were born to a parent legally in the United Kingdom at the time of birth.
    c. The children are of any age with a parent who is a British citizenship.
    d. The family members are legally in the United Kingdom on a legal basis not linked to the immigration status of the illegal immigrant.

    3 Entry to the United Kingdom

    (1) All foreign nationals requiring a visa to enter the United Kingdom will be denied entry if a visa is not possessed.
    (2) The ground for appeal when denied entry are all as present with the exclusions of;
    a. Human-rights related appeals against returning home.
    b. Claiming to be a refugee, or an asylum seeker.
    c. Claiming political persecution in home country.

    4 Amnesty for illegal immigrants

    (1) Illegal immigrants who achieve at least 70 points on the criteria below shall be granted an amnesty to remain in the United Kingdom.
    (2) All applicants must be under 50 years old.
    (3) Score 6 or above in all categories on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
    (a) Applicants who are citizens of a country where English is the official language do not need to score on the IELTS.
    (3) Possess post-secondary education qualifications or certified trade skills in an occupation on the British Immigration Skilled Occupation List (BISOL).
    (4) Must be employed in an occupation on the skilled occupation list for at least 24 months in the last 36 months.
    (5) Unless the applicants has a job, or a job offer for an occupation listed on the BISOL, all applicants must;
    (a) have £25,000 in savings.
    (6) If the applicant is;
    (a) 18 – 24 years old the applicant will receive 25 points.
    (b) 25 – 32 years old the applicant will receive 30 points.
    (c) 33 – 39 years old the applicant will receive 25 points.
    (d) 44 – 44 years old the applicant will receive 15 points.
    (e) 45 – 50 years old the applicant will receive 0 points.
    (7) If the applicant scored;
    (a) 8 on the majority of the four IELTS components the candidate will receive 20 points.
    (b) 7 on the majority of the four IELTS components the candidate will receive 10 points.
    (c) 6 on the majority of the four IELTS components the candidate will receive 0 points.
    (8) If the applicant has worked in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation for;
    (a) 3 years to 5 years the applicant will receive 10 points.
    (b) 5 years to 8 years the applicants will receive 15 points.
    (c) 8 years or more the applicant will receive 20 points.
    (d) If the applicant possesses a skill listed on;
    i. The vital BISOL the applicant will receive 5 extra points.
    ii. An applicant with a skill on the extended BISOL will receive 0 extra points.
    (9) If the applicant holds;
    (a) One or more British diplomas or trade qualifications the applicant will receive 10 points.
    (b) An award or qualification recognised by the assessing authority in assessment of my nominated skilled occupation, the applicant will receive 10 points.
    (c) An undergraduate degree the applicant will receive 15 points.
    (d) A doctorate degree the graduate will receive 20 points.
    (e) None of the above the applicant will receive 0 points.
    (10) If the applicant;
    (a) Has studied in the United Kingdom within the last 10 years for more than three years the applicant will receive 10 points
    (b) Has completed a professional study or working exchange programme in the United Kingdom within the last 5 years the applicant will receive 5 points.
    (11) If the applicant is fluent to the level of professional translator/interpreter as set out by the British Institute of Translation and Interpreting, as demonstrated by successful completion of the Qualified Translator Exam, in; Arabic (including Lebanese), Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, French, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. The applicant will receive 10 points.
    (12) If the applicant has served in the British Armed forces for;
    (a) 3 years to 5 years the applicant will receive 10 points.
    (b) 5 years to 8 years the applicant will receive 15 points.
    (c) 8 years or more the applicant will receive 20 points.
    (13) If the applicant has funds to invest, or has invested;
    (a) £10,000,000 in the United Kingdom the applicant will receive 15 points.
    (b) £5,000,000 in the United Kingdom the applicant will receive 10 points.
    (c) £1,000,000 in the United Kingdom the applicant will receive 5 points.
    (d) Below £1,000,000 in the United Kingdom the applicant will receive 0 points.

    5 British Immigration Skilled Occupation List (BISOL)

    (1) The vital BISOL will be drawn up annually by the Home Office to include the skills where Britain has a shortage.
    (3) The BISOL will be annually review by the Home Office to add, or remove skills listed.

    6 Commencement, short title and extent

    (1) This Act shall come into force after Royal Assent.
    (2) This Act may be cited as the Immigration Act 2016.
    (3) This Act extends to the United Kingdom

    Notes

    I want to stress this bill does not control who can enter the United Kingdom, the current restrictions for individuals wishing to enter the Untied Kingdom will remain.c

    This bill controls the process for dealing with illegal immigrants when they are discovered in the United Kingdom. The current process is to try removing the person, however, the ability to flee, and the long court cases can take time. This bill changes that process to grant an amnesty to illegal immigrants who have something to contribute, and remove all of those immigrant who do not have something to contribute. The second thing the bill does is introduce exit checks to give a clear understanding of who is in the United Kingdom, and allow immigration services to know the foreign nationals who are illegally staying in the United Kingdom.

    Changes

    - Clauses have been added to prevent any removal of British citizens from the country.
    - Sections about illegal immigrants returning to the United Kingdom have been removed.
    - The sections requiring immigrant to have pre-travel approval have been removed.
    - The bill focuses on its original purpose which is amnesties for some illegal immigrants.
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    You are an illegal immigrant. How are you going to have £25k in savings?
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    You are an illegal immigrant. How are you going to have £25k in savings?
    Some illegal immigrants have managed to own small businesses which create jobs; these are the good illegal immigrants. If illegal immigrants do not have savings, money to invest, nor skills that contribute to society the illegal immigrants should be removed from the country.
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    Lol um... Nay.
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    This is much better, and I have actually read the whole thing this time, as I was considering voting aye or abstain. However, there are some problems:
    1. The grammar on s2(5)(c) needs sorting out.
    2. I am very, very strongly opposed to s3(2). Those who are in danger should be allowed to make an asylum application under the normal procedure even if they have been here illegally. Removing them without consideration is barbaric.
    3. S4 needs a lot of proof-reading.
    4. Re-write s4(7)(b) as '7 or higher'.
    5. In s4(13), 'funds to invest' and 'invest' need defining.
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    This extremely disadvantages poor and unskilled workers. We should give refugees the chance to actually learn these skills and gain these qualifications, instead of just admitting the very richest.
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    (Original post by frankielogue)
    This extremely disadvantages poor and unskilled workers. We should give refugees the chance to actually learn these skills and gain these qualifications, instead of just admitting the very richest.
    You did not read the bill, this bill concerns illegal immigrants who are in the country, the bill does not stop refugees seeking asylum before travelling to a country as refugees do with Britain, nor does the bill outlaw refugees; debating is better when you read a bill before commenting.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    You did not read the bill, this bill concerns illegal immigrants who are in the country, the bill does not stop refugees seeking asylum before travelling to a country as refugees do with Britain, nor does the bill outlaw refugees; debating is better when you read a bill before commenting.
    Regardless, this bill disadvantages the elderly, and those that haven’t gotten the chance to get a well-paying job, because “imiagrunts takin are jobs” right?
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    Nay, i don't agree with rewarding people who have ignored immigration law no matter how well they have done here.
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    TDA raises a good point about s3(2), otherwise it's an aye.
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    This bill has been withdrawn.
 
 
 
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