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$30 billion in taxpayer funds spent on jobless migrants in UK while over 1.1 million foreigners are on government assistance
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$30 billion in taxpayer funds spent on jobless migrants in UK while over 1.1 million foreigners are on government assistance

A new report has shown that the government of the United Kingdom has spent tens of billions on unemployed migrants in just three years, with over a million foreign-born residents receiving financial support from the government.

The report stated that taxpayers have spent over $30 billion since 2020 on jobless illegal immigrants, often referred to as asylum-seekers, with even more being spent on international students.

The foreign students who are considered "economically inactive" would add another $15 billion to the total, Breitbart reported.

According to the U.K.'s Office for National Statistics, around 724,000 migrants in the region between the ages of 16 and 64 were categorized as "people not in employment who have not been seeking work within the last 4 weeks and/or are unable to start work within the next 2 weeks."

That number increased by 16% since 2020 when it was at 623,000.

When adding in international students, the total number of foreign-born residents who have been receiving financial support from the government stands at 1,135,949, a 25% increase since 2020.

Millions have arrived and claimed housing benefits, a universal credit, child benefits, and other social programs since arriving in the U.K., the Express reported. The universal credit is a "payment to help with your living costs," according to the U.K. government.

Those on the government assistance also get the use of the taxpayer-funded health care system and schools.

"These findings show that mass migration is far from the economic panacea that the advocates of open borders purport it to be," said the U.K. Centre for Migration Control Director Robert Bates.

"The U.K. is now in a recession, and GDP per capita has plummeted through the floorboards. Our policymakers need to shed the illusion that, somehow, another year of net migration running in the hundreds of thousands will turn the ship around."

Bates went on to say that despite 20 years of "limitless migration," those who had legitimate concerns were told that the immigration was necessary for economic growth.

"The fact is that there are now over a million migrants who are making no economic contribution to the U.K. coffers and are in fact imposing a net drain. The very minimum that we should expect from those being welcomed to the U.K. is that they should being rolling their sleeves up and getting stuck into work, but even that does not seem to be the case."

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