MEP hopeful says Ireland 'soft touch' on UK migrant arrivals

Peter Casey is vying for a seat in the Midlands North West constituency.

The Midlands North West constituency will become attractive to migrants now that it’s illegal for the UK Home Office to deport migrants in Northern Ireland to Rwanda.

That’s according to European Election candidate Peter Casey who said the recent High Court ruling will encourage those who fear the UK’s Rwanda policy to cross the border into the Republic of Ireland.

“There is a misconception that Dublin has the most asylum seekers in the country but it’s actually Donegal that has the highest percentage per head of population,” he continued before adding that one in every 100 people in Donegal is an asylum seeker.

The former Dragons’ Den star said he is concerned over the Irish Government’s clarification that it cannot screen all migrants within the 30 day legal requirement from their time of entry into the State.

“The Midlands North West constituency needs a true independent voice in Brussels to ensure we don’t remain a soft touch in this ongoing crisis and that is why I am asking for your number one vote on Friday, June 7,” Mr Casey concluded.