In the latest absolutely crazy example of open door migration policy, the government have started to pay out compensation simply for trying to deport homeless EU migrants.
The BBC reckon that the government are set to pay out hundreds of thousands of pounds to EU nationals living on the streets who the Home Office detained and deported.
In the 12 months up to May 2017, 698 homeless EU migrants were removed from the country.
Given the rising numbers living on the streets of Britain from particularly Eastern Europe, this would seem to be an entirely sensible thing to do.
But the High Court ruled that deporting homeless EU nationals is illegal under EU law.
Immigration lawyer Leonie Hirst said: “The EU law is clear and very robust, but the policy was a very flimsy attempt to misuse the law, simply to meet immigration targets.”
One homeless EU national from Latvia, Tomas Lusas, has been awarded more than £10,000 in damages. At least 45 others are now pursuing compensation.
The Home Office have said that “claims for compensation will be considered on a case-by-case basis” and that they were “determined to break the homelessness cycle”.
So there you are. The British government can’t even deport homeless migrants and will now pay out hundreds of thousands of pounds . More European Union madness.