Did I say I had ?
However, I do have common sense, and I have looked at the numbers involved and the logistics and expense involved at removing 500,00 + people.
Have you ?
I am a realist.
If you try to expel half a million people who are actually currently living here, it will be chaos. Virtually every case will end up with an appeal, the courts will be clogged up for years, and the expense will be simply immense.
Where will they be sent back to? What if the regime is unsavoury and will persecute them? Is there another country willing to accept a third country national?
They are here, then they are our problem. By definition working in the black economy.
The least worst solution is to legitimise them, allowing them to work in the normal economy, pay taxes etc.
Usual caveats about not encouraging yet more illegal immigration, expecting an amnesty so we need better security at points of entry.
But in my view - while we are sorting out the piles of mess, add this one.