The number of foreign criminals freed from prison onto our streets has reached a record high of around 11,000.
Official numbers show that at the end of June, 10,882 foreign national offenders had been released from prison but not deported.
All were subject to deportation because they were given prison sentences of at least 12 months.
The staggering total was up by almost 1,500 in a year, which means that four foreign offenders a day, on average, were released to live in the community in the past 12 months.
The latest total has soared by 176 per cent since 2012 when the figure stood at less than 4,000.
More than 3,000 foreign offenders have been living in the community for more than five years after completing their prison terms, and Home Office data revealed that a further 4,000 have been on the street for between one and five years – the numbers surged during the pandemic.
Hundreds are believed to have gained their freedom after applying for bail under laws that said they could only be kept in immigration detention if there was a realistic possibility of imminent removal.
Because international flights were grounded in the early stages of the pandemic, and international travel remains problematic, the offenders successfully demonstrated that they should be released.
Instead of staying locked up until they’re thrown out of the country, they’re being released to be managed in the community, but many abscond, potentially putting the public in danger.
Deportation is also normally blocked by human rights issues, such as offenders maintaining their lives will be at risk in home countries such as Syria.
Last month a Home Office charter flight to Jamaica saw 43 offenders hauled off an aircraft at the last moment, with some insisting they would be in danger from criminal gangs in their home country.
In the meantime, the Home Office is deporting far smaller numbers of foreign subjects who have no right to live in the United Kingdom, including convicted offenders, failed asylum seekers and immigration offenders.
A newspaper outlet reported how in the year to March there were only 2,420 enforced returns, down from a peak of more than 21,000 in 2004.
David Spencer, of the Centre for Crime Prevention, think tank, said the latest numbers were unbelievable and profoundly disconcerting for law-abiding British nationals.
He said that they were told that Brexit would make it easier for them to regulate their borders and expel foreign offenders but the figures clearly show that this isn’t the case.
It appears that our politicians, from all parties, don’t care about the indigenous population.
Our government doesn’t seem to be fit for purpose and is failing the British people.
If these people come to our country and abuse our hospitality by perpetrating a crime then they should be deported immediately, not to be trialled in our country at our expense, but to be trialled in their country at their countries expense.
However, statistically speaking, once they get their feet on British soil, they’re highly unlikely to be deported, and the United Kingdom has become a cesspit created by our government.
These criminals are saying that they fear for their lives back in their own country, so they’re not being deported, but what about the rights of British citizens, they have a right to feel safe in their own country.
Boris Johnson, it’s time to make a new law. All foreign nationals that perpetrate a crime while in our country must lose their rights and be deported straight back to their country.
But of course, while Boris Johnson continues to be the master of chaos and confusion, this aberration will continue.