Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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Austin demands government gets a grip on immigration

Dudley MP Ian Austin has called on Government Ministers to get a grip on border checks.

Speaking in the House of Commons today, Austin slammed the Government for failing to meet its immigration target and cutting the number of people turned away at the border.

Austin has held a dozen public meetings in Dudley to listen to his constituents’ views on immigration over the last six weeks and demanded Ministers introduce a range of measures to tackle the issue including:

  • bringing in exit checks to count people in and out of the country
  • bringing back finger print checks for illegal migrants at Calais
  • stopping people claiming benefits for children abroad
  • and changing the law to make it easier to deport EU criminals for a first offence when they first arrive

Speaking in the debate, Ian Austin said:

“The government has completely failed to meet their immigration target and the number stopped at the border and sent home has actually fallen by 45%.

“Why won’t they bring in exit checks to count people in and out, why won’t they bring back finger print checks for illegal migrants at Calais, why won’t they stop people claiming benefits for children abroad and change the law to make it easier to deport EU criminals for a first offence when they first arrive?”

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