Albania and England have signed an agreement on the deportation of undocumented Albanian emigrants and those involved in criminal acts.
The new agreement was signed by Albanian Interior Minister Bledi Cuci and British Home Secretary Priti Patel during the latter’s visit to Albania last week.
This agreement will strengthen the existing rules of Great Britain to expel Albanian citizens, who have no right to stay in this country, while it has no impact on those who have arrived in England under the rules of immigration in force.
Compared to the previous agreement, this new one, signed by Priti Patel and Minister Çuçi, accelerates the deportation of Albanians without a residence permit in England or those who end their prison sentences.
According to the British Home Office, from April until now, 250 Albanian citizens with criminal records have been deported.
According to the statistics of this ministry, until August 2019, there were 876 Albanians in English prisons, but statistics show that in March 2021 the number doubled to 1,574.
Calculating the annual cost of. 44,600 for keeping a person in prison, the English state has to spend milion 70 million a year on current Albanian prisoners alone.