"Seeking refuge is not a crime" says Ellie Mae O'Hagan (Centre for Labour and Social Studies).
What would have happened in the Second World War if, instead of organising to fight tyranny, huge numbers of the British population just ran away and sought "refuge" in America? If in occupied France the Resistance stopped resisting and crept away to Quebec? If in occupied Poland the freedom fighters left the forests and sneaked away to some neutral country where they insisted on their right to "refuge"?
The vast majority seeking "refuge" in the United Kingdom should be back in their own countries fighting for a better life for everybody.
Not practising an I'm-alright-jack me-first-sod-the-others skedaddle to a cushy "refuge" in the West.