May I share a couple of thoughts regarding immigrant’s.
Let me be clear in that I have no problem with any person moving country to find paid work, in fact it is sad that one may have to leave family and friends behind to have to relocate to make a living. It is the job of Government to not allow benefit or health tourism and in my opinion take in workers who benefit the country not drain it.
Immigration is high on the agenda in UK politics and also here on Jersey with it’s creaking infrastructure and large population figure per square mile. With Greece, France and Spain suffering very high unemployment levels people are tying to feed their families and are desperate for work.
However as the local media have little appetite for getting involved with in depth reporting several questions regarding the influx of new workers into Jersey need answering after reading the articles below.
It is clear that travel between the UK mainland and Jersey requires no passport by ferry. So who is actually getting off the boat. Let us dig a little deeper as police and customs man the ferry and airport.
How can checks be carried out, Jersey not being a member of the EU ?
How about health checks from the African nations are these done ? if so by who, a paid doctor in a village or by the Jersey medical profession paid for by a future employer, if at all.
Do the Jersey authorities have any idea of the history of the individuals coming off the boat or plane, if not why not ? While the UK and other countries may be large compared to this small island, thieves, rapists and murderers with criminal histories surely should be spotted but are they ?
Open for debate, and it would be good to know that screening is in progress, but is it ?
A violent robber who mugged an elderly woman in the street and tried to tear off her jewellery had been allowed into Britain despite a string of previous convictions in his native Slovakia. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2875882/Slovakian-mugger-allowed-Britain-despite-string-previous-convictions-jailed-attacking-78-year-old-woman-violent-street-robbery.html#ixzz3MA5aENqN
The Home Office has lost track of 174,000 illegal immigrants and is struggling to find them, a report revealed today.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2876810/Fury-Home-Office-loses-174-000-illegal-immigrants-Scathing-dossier-reveal-three-quarters-foreigners-refused-permission-stay-UK-vanished.html
DNA samples from thousands of foreign criminals have been deleted from British databases due to a legal loophole.
Police are not allowed to store swabs or fingerprints from offenders who were convicted abroad, it emerged yesterday.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2876779/Thousands-foreign-criminals-DNA-samples-deleted-legal-loophole-Fingerprints-swabs-t-stored-offenders-convicted-abroad.html