|Jimmy Mubenga RIP.|
The way "immigration" is discussed these days has changed somewhat as back in the 90's the term "asylum seeker" or "illegal failed asylum seeker" was used far more often and those that defended the UK providing asylum pointed out our long heritage giving refuge to those in need. Since our borders have been opened up to all our fellow EU citizens the issue is now just "immigration" as most migrants are coming from the new EU member states in the east and are not seeking asylum. This has been defended by pointing out the economic benefits the stats show they bring to the economy and that a growing population and better demographics is the one major economic advantage we have over other developed countries. But what happened to the asylum seekers?