Taxpayers are footing a £50m a year bill to fund appeal by relatives of immigrants barred from Britain.
More than 1000 are lodged every week and the caseload has soared eightfold since the Government scrapped fees for family visitor visas in 2002.
"The definition of a family visitor is so wide that it could include as many as 120 relatives of a middle-aged person," said Sit Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch.
In 2008 a total of 414,000 applications for family visitor visa were made, of which 312,000 were approved. Around 197,000 of those applications came from India, Pakistan and Nigeria. Of those, 134,000 were approved. Yet despite the huge number of approvals, failed applicants are allowed to challenge the refusals without charge.
You can read more here. We desperately need politicians with some sense of balance and respect for our country.
Update: I've removed the original picture. Vronsky pointed out it wasn't relative to the story and I agree.