A survey has revealed that £2 million in compensation has been paid to 121 LEGAL immigrants held illegally in detention centres because the Home Office wrongly suspected they were attempting to enter the UK fraudulently.

However, the true extent of compensation could be much greater as only a handful of law firms acting for immigrants were polled.

The survey shows that not only can immigration be harmful for families with young children but it is also a strain on the taxpayer’s resources.

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