UK Visas and Immigration in disarray
After a governmental reform headed by Theresa May, the country has been left with an extensive backlog of immigrants who have been left in limbo.
Spending £209 million on an IT system, the newly found Visa program, which replaced the ageing and ironically ineffective UKBA (United Kingdoms Border Agency) has fallen to it’s knees under expectations, leaving up to 300,000 people in a point of utter insecurity.
Worse even, there are 25,000 live asylum claims.
This is unacceptable. In a time of such insecurity in the world, one must truly ask what system is so broken that leaves those refugees who run from civil wars such as those in Syria (3,000,000 displaced) or the Ukraine, where estimates put the number of refugees to up to 2,000,000.
As a country, as human beings, do we not have an obligation to take these women and children in?
Argument could be made that this is simply the delay of a new system beginning, but to counter that, the question must be asked:
At what point, in a fibre-optic powered nation, do we let go of the notion that a £209 million system needs time to ‘warm up’?
Telecommunications has nearly every human within speaking distance to each other through highly optimised mobile devices, communications software such as Skype. How could it possibly be so difficult to mobilise the trillions of pounds of assets the government owns toward a future where war refugees aren’t left in a state of doubt?
Furthermore, the article states that there are as many as 175,000 people who may or may not be living in the UK. We have satellites that can read the words of a packet of cigarettes off the ground, the NSA breathing down our necks,
and we have lost 175,000 people. There is no need to emphasise that point. A man can get arrested in the street for defacing a wall, yet the population of a city wanders our lands undocumented
and illegitimate. Maybe when Theresa May asked for reform, she fell in the wrong direction? Perhaps, we have this all wrong.
Perhaps, we will see huge optimisations in the immigrations sector, everything will fall into place, and things will be perfect as they get in such a large country.
But perhaps not. Supposed these 175,000 people avoid tax for the entirety of their lives, die richer than you or me just because our government never got around to finding out if they actually exist?
By the way, that £500,000,000 budget we gave them; it made your pocket feel a little lighter, didn’t it? And all those terrified, traumatised refugees, clinging to hope we keep them here, safe – well, I guarantee they’ll agree
with you and me when we say enough.
Boys and girls, this is enough. Your MP’s represent you. Speak up. Tell them, while they fasten their red; yellow; blue ties, around their chubby necks, there are people on their way here
who need a tourniquet. Any volunteers?