|One English-Muslim wife and 4 imported-wives?|
Figures from the Home Office Forced Marriage Unit show 1,468 cases of “Forced Marriages” were recorded in 2011. However, that is thought to be a tiny fraction of the actual numbers in the UK. Statistics for 2012 also illustrate that more than half of the people involved in suspected cases of forced marriage originate from south Asia: Pakistan (46%), Bangladesh (9.2%), UK (8.7%) and India (7.2%).
British Prime Minister David Cameron even gave the sham-marriage example of a Pakistani national who applied for a spouse visa on the basis of his marriage to someone settled in the UK. He said the Pakistani fraudster obtained indefinite leave to remain and then immediately divorced his UK-based spouse, returned to Pakistan and re-married and then applied for entry clearance for his new spouse.
Now PM Cameron wants to ensure those coming to the UK are genuinely here for family reasons, that they can speak English and they do not have to "scrape by, or worse, to subsist on benefit". Mr Cameron said a sample of more than 500 family migration cases found over 70% of UK-based sponsors earned less than £20,000 a year after tax.
Forced marriage is an 'appalling form of abuse', according to the Home Office. Plans to make forced marriage a criminal offence are expected to be announced by Home Secretary Theresa May this week.
The Government is already committed to criminalising breaches of civil Forced Marriage Protection Orders. But the Home Office has been consulting on whether forcing someone to marry should be made an offence in its own right in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
There are concerns that criminalising forced marriage altogether could deter victims from coming forward. But Mr Cameron said in October he was asking Mrs May to consult on the idea and ways to "make sure that such a step would not prevent or hinder (victims) from reporting what has happened to them".
Mrs May is to make an announcement on forced marriages on Friday, but reports that the Government was proceeding with making it a criminal offence were not confirmed by Downing Street or the Home Office.
A Home Office spokesman said: "Forced marriage is an appalling form of abuse and we are determined tackle it. That's why we have held a consultation on making it a criminal offence and will criminalise the breach of Forced Marriage Protection Orders. That consultation closed on March 30 and we will analyse the responses before announcing the way forward."
Forcing someone to marry against their will is to be made a criminal offence in England and Wales, it has been confirmed. Victims and charities have campaigned for years to highlight the extent of the problem and how often it goes unreported and unpunished.
Prime Minister David Cameron has now branded the practice "abhorrent and is little more than slavery". But survivors warn that criminalising the secretive world of forced marriages will not do anything to stop it.
Sameem Ali was pulled out of school at the age of 13 and sent to Pakistan to marry a stranger. Two months later she returned to the UK pregnant. Ms Ali, now in her 40s and the author of a book about her experiences, told Sky News: "Forced marriage does not happen overnight.
"I was taken out of school... and the school did not ask any questions. I was brought back to this country at the age of 14, pregnant. I gave birth to a baby in this country, in hospital. Where were the questions?"
A 22-year-old man from the West Midlands, who asked not to be named, told Sky News how he was 15 when his parents secretly arranged his engagement. "It is really hard for guys to speak about it," he said. "You can't talk to your mates. I eventually went to a lecturer for help. Of course it is often horrendous for girls, but it affects men too."
Figures from the Home Office Forced Marriage Unit show 1,468 cases were recorded in 2011. However, that is thought to be a tiny fraction of the actual numbers in the UK. Statistics for 2012 also illustrate that more than half of the people involved in suspected cases of forced marriage originate from south Asia: Pakistan (46%), Bangladesh (9.2%), UK (8.7%) and India (7.2%).
The Government will spend more than half a million pounds over the next three years in moves to identify sooner, that victims can be better supported and in some cases rescued and repatriated from overseas.
Mr Cameron said: "I have listened to concerns that criminalisation could force this most distressing issue underground. That is why we have a new comprehensive package to identify possible victims, support those who have suffered first-hand and, indeed, prevent criminality wherever possible."
Mr Cameron wants to reduce the burden of immigration on the taxpayer. David Cameron has launched a crackdown on abuses of the immigration system including plans to tackle sham marriages.
The Prime Minister wants relatives joining their families in the UK to be able to speak English and have enough cash to live on. He said the Government was keen to prevent immigrants becoming a burden on taxpayers and could make some applicants pay financial bonds.
He also wants it to take longer for new migrants to become eligible for a visa for their spouse. Before the speech, the Prime Minsiter told Sky News he was confident he could get immigration "under control".
He rejected the suggestion the Government may struggle to meet its target of slashing migration from outside the European Union to levels last seen in the 1980s and 1990s. "We can deal with this issue if we deal with student visa abuse, if we deal with the work visa abuse, if we make sure the family reunion rules make sense and are not a way of people coming here to live off benefits," he said.
Mr Cameron also appeared to side with Home Secretary Theresa May over her claim an immigrant could not be deported as he had a cat, rather than Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke who criticised the example.
"I think the facts are clear that the cat was a factor in this case but I think it drew attention to a larger problem," he said. The Prime Minister added: "It was not a nonsense example." In his speech, the Prime Minister pledged to more to stop forced marriages and sham weddings.
He wants to ensure those coming to the UK are genuinely here for family reasons, that they can speak English and they do not have to "scrape by, or worse, to subsist on benefit". Mr Cameron said a sample of more than 500 family migration cases found over 70% of UK-based sponsors earned less than £20,000 a year after tax.
Explaining why couples should have to do more to prove they are genuine, he gave the example of a Pakistani national who applied for a spouse visa on the basis of his marriage to someone settled in the UK. The man obtained indefinite leave to remain and then immediately divorced his UK-based spouse, returned to Pakistan and re-married and then applied for entry clearance for his new spouse.
In the speech, Mr Cameron also vowed more should be done to stop forced marriages. Comparing them to "little more than slavery", he announced that breaching Forced Marriage Prevention Orders will now become an offence.
"It's ridiculous that an Order made to stop a forced marriage isn't enforced with the full rigour of the criminal law," he will explain. He said the Home Secretary would look into going further and also ensure any action taken did not put off victims from coming forward.
(Blogger’s notes: How do Muslims in UK squeeze more than £13 Billion every year out of poor British tax-payers? This is how they do it.
In UK because of the monogamy law a Muslim cannot have multiple wives. So he the typical Muslim man starts with one wife first. After a few Muslim children - at least four - he legally divorces his first wife. He becomes a single again and his first wife becomes a single mother with minor children living on so-called benefits from the government.
The first wife now a single-parent receives rent-allowance of £100,000+ every year. She also receives at least £1,000 every year for her first child and £700 every year for each additional child. In addition to these incredible amounts of cash benefits there are other additional benefits like free health care and free education which also cost the British tax-payers a considerable fortune.
And our Muslim man now a legally single takes second Muslim wife imported from a Muslim country like Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan, or Bangladesh. After producing another set of Muslim children together he will divorce the second wife legally and start the process of importing another Muslim woman and breeding third set of Muslim babies.
Eventually our Muslim man ends up with Sharia-complianced four Muslim wives and four sets of Muslim children – that is more than 16 Muslim boys and girls - all taken good care of by the British tax-payers thanks to the left-wing liberal governments of United Kingdom.
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