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So, we hear on #r4today that a new report (unnamed) criticises the Home Office for not knowing how many undocumented immigrants are in the UK. By definition, nobody knows.

But, a couple of things about that...
Home Office doesn't have its own recent estimate, but there are several credible estimates out there. Mayor of London's research puts the figure at about 675,000. Pew Research Centre puts it at about 800,000 (but includes asylum seekers).

Either number is unacceptable. #r4today
Contrary to what hysteric coverage of Farige, etc. would have you think, vast majority of these people came here entirely legally. They entered UK on legitimate visa and for any number of reasons lost their status.

Our immigration laws systematically force people out of status.
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To understand the full impact that the #NoRecourseToPublicFunds policy has in people in the asylum system like this destitution grant recipient of ours (see story below), here is the full list of public funds that you cannot access under the #NRPF condition:
Here is a definitive list of what counts as “public funds” for the purposes of U.K. Immigration Rules:
attendance allowance
carers allowance
child benefit
child tax credit
council tax benefit
council tax reduction
disability living allowance
- discretionary support payments by local authorities or devolved administrations in Scotland and Northern Ireland
- housing and homelessness assistance
- housing benefit
- income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- income related employment & support allowance
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Struggling to keep up with the avalanche of immigration news, wins and Home Office U-turns since lockdown? Me too! So I've thrown together this immigration track and trace thread to try and catalogue the major events and turning of the tide on migrant rights.
17 February 2020: Home Office, unencumbered by the need to introduce any type of legislation, unilaterally confers automatic leave to remain by announcement on website to Chinese nationals whose visas expire between 24 January and 30 March 2020.
24 March 2020: visa extensions now offered to all nationalities, not just the Chinese. Permission to remain being granted until 31 May 2020. But only by email "application" to the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. Does this generate 3C leave? Answers on a postcard.
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