There are 419 hotels that are currently being used to temporarily house illegal immigrants and Afghans who entered the UK under the resettlement scheme. At £7 million a day being spent on hotel accommodation, I can reveal that the Home Office is currently using 419 different hotels up and down the country.
The quality of hotel accommodation varies along with the location. Although many of those used are of a 3-4 star rating.
The true figure for the number of hotels that have actually housed illegal immigrants is far higher but as of the 10th of November, it stands at 419. These 419 hotels are being used to temporarily accommodate ‘asylum seekers’ and Afghans who have entered the UK under ‘resettlement schemes‘.
This year over 42,000 illegal immigrants have arrived by boat and many more via other routes such as the Eurotunnel and in the back of vehicles such as lorries, vans, and cars. The Home Office claims they hold no data on those arriving illegally via the Eurotunnel.
After numerous Freedom of Information requests to try and get a rough figure on vehicle arrivals, the Home Office finally replied stating that:
“There were approximately five thousand in-country detections between January – August 2022“.
Of course, the true figure will be far higher since those the Home Office stated are only the ‘in-country detections’. Many more will arrive undetected and disappear.