The outspoken LBC host tore into people "gushing sympathy” for the migrants, as she said Amber Rudd’s decision to cap the number of child refugees admitted to the UK was the right thing to do.
Hopkins said: “Personally I think the Government have made the right decision.
“I would have said let’s put a pause on any refugees or migrants coming into this country until we can perfectly assess where they come from, the age that they are, whether they need actual asylum status or not.”
Continuing, the LBC host grumbled against the refusal to acknowledge that the system had been taken the mickey out of as many of the youngsters allowed to enter Britain from the Calais Jungle in France turned out to be adults.
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“I’m a bit tired of hearing gushing sympathy from every presenter talking about the fact we should allow more children to come,” she said.
“How could we possibly not allow more people to come, failing to recognise 65 per cent, these are Home Office stats, of those who came and had their age queried were actually found to be adults.”
Hopkins added the UK needed to look to the problems within its own borders before allowing more “economic migrants” to enter the country.
“And when you think about UK child homelessness, about 26 thousand young people were in the UK are seen officially as being homeless,” the radio host thundered.
“When you think about that… that is 72 primary schools worth of children that are officially recognised as being homeless.
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Migrant 'children' from the 'Jungle Camp' in Calais arrive in the UK to be reunited with relatives.
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“I do think we have problems here in the UK of our own to sort out before we go welcoming, I would say, economic migrants that are coming now from Greece and Italy.”
Fury erupted last week as it emerged the Home Secretary overnight had slashed the original figure of 3,000 child refugees, down to 350 overnight.
Ms Rudd defended the decision as ministers insisted it could “encourage people traffickers”.
She added the amendment was only agreed to on the basis it would not “act as a pull factor for children to Europe, and that it would be based on local authority capacity”.
Despite the Government being accused of “cosying” up to Donald Trump with the crackdown, former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe defended the decision on BBC Question Time on Thursday.
During the programme, the Daily Express columnist also launched a scathing attack on the French government for failing to properly process and aid refugees and migrants seeking to enter Britain.
The 69-year-old said: “And let me say this about France, I’m pretty fed up with France.
“The fact is, that those people in the camps at Calais spend all their time trying to get unlawfully into Britain when they could apply, quite lawfully, to stay in France which is a safe country and a signatory to all the refugee conventions that we are a signatory to.”
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In these composite images, a comparison has been made between a scene at a key location during the height of the 2015 migrant crisis last year and the situation there now
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In this composite image a comparison has been made between a scene at a key location during the height of the 2015 migrant crisis last year and the situation there now
The LBC host said: “I have absolutely no problem with us being a civilised country that takes in genuine refugees.
“I have never ever had a problem with it. The difficulty is that because legal immigration is running at a net third of a million a year we’ve just had enough of the sheer number coming to this country.
“We’ve closed our hearts even to those who potentially might be genuine refugees. We are worried about people taking the mickey out of the system.
“Get legal immigration under control and then perhaps we can think properly about taking genuine refugees into Britain.”
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