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SEND EM’ SOUTH: Fury as Greater Manchester sees 102% increase in Asylum Seeking Migrants

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THE NORTH West of England is stuck with SEVENTY per cent of Britain’s asylum seekers and local authorities have threatened to pull out of the programme to rehouse the migrants.

The Sun revealed that latest figures show there are currently 6,681 asylum seekers who receive support in Greater Manchester – a 102 per cent increase since 2003.

Sajid Javid, The Home Secretary has said he will house just ‘hundreds’ more down South.

The plans to ‘send em’ south’ and settle more in posh areas such as the Home Counties.

Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham claimed that Sajid Javid had told him he wants to see more areas which currently take no refugees step up.

In a letter, the Home Secretary promised a “reduction in the proportion of dispersal” to authorities who already take large numbers according to The Sun.

He also added that there will be a “commensurate increase” in those who take lower numbers or none at all.

The Home Office said in a statement: “We take the wellbeing of asylum seekers and the local communities in which they live extremely seriously. We will continue to work closely with Local Authorities across the United Kingdom to deliver on our statutory obligation to house destitute asylum seekers whilst their asylum claims are determined.”

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