Thousands of illegal immigrants are being freed 'to safeguard their human rights' | Mail Online
Thousands of illegal immigrants have been caught by the authorities before being released ‘to protect their human rights’.
One in six of those granted bail later absconds – meaning they must be caught a second time at huge cost to the taxpayer.
Internal Home Office figures show that last year 1,665 immigration detainees were granted bail, of whom 277 later absconded.
Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch, said: ‘Trying to deport illegal immigrants inevitably takes a fair amount of time.