This is a problem caused in part by the UK government. During the last several years the Government has enforced carrier liability fines against airlines and more recently ferry companies for transporting undocumented asylum seekers and economic migrants here; it has imposed visa restrictions, making it more difficult for asylum seekers to travel legally to the UK; and it has detained thousands of asylum seekers who arrive here with false travel documents. An agent, no matter how unsavoury, may be the only option available under these measures created by the Home Office to deter asylum seekers.
We should also remember that had not illegal agents and false documents existed prior to and during the Second World War, today's Jewish diaspora would hardly exist.
Director of Public Affairs
Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
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