The Border Force and enforcement teams must have the budgets, support and political backing to deal with illegal immigration.”
Asylum claims rose by 38 per cent to 34,687 last year.
Most came from Iran, Eritrea, Iraq, Sudan, Pakistan and Syria. Including dependants, the number stood at 41,563.
Asylum cost the UK £546million last year. Ukip defence spokesman, MEP Mike Hookem, said: “The Home Office thinks it’s likely that people who land here illegally will be allowed to go free and return for an appointment another time. It is laughably naive or demonstrating a lack of funding and investment.