While many British citizens may not be happy with the election of the new prime minister Boris Johnson, on the other hand those who live illegally in Britain - which is about 500.000 - will surely be happy with the statements of the British new prime minister.
Johnson, in fact, announced that there will be an amnesty for immigrants living illegally in the United Kingdom. In his first speech as prime minister in parliament, Boris Johnson snatched the immigration plan prepared by his predecessor Theresa May, highlighting the difficulties of a program that provides for the mass expulsion of irregular immigrants who "live and work for years in the country without be involved in criminal activities ".
The leader of the conservative party, since the years when he was mayor of London (4 May 2008 - 9 May 2016), has always been a great supporter of the idea of an amnesty for irregular immigrants. An idea that, however, never found support in the Theresa May government.
Good news for irregular Albanians
Johnson's plan provides that all those who have lived in the British capital for more than five years and can testify to their commitment to British society, a residence permit must be issued in such a way that they can contribute to the tax burden of the country.
This idea was born from the conviction - as often stated in the past - of the impossibility of achieving a mass expulsion of irregular immigrants and, if it were to be implemented, would represent great news for the thousands of irregular Albanians who have been living and working for years illegally in Britain.
The latter has always been one of the main destinations for Albanian emigrants, some of whom - failing to obtain a residence permit or asylum (last year 500 requests, 13% of the total) - decide to emigrate illegally in the country.
Although there are no further details and terms concerning the amnesty, it is very likely that this will be approved soon as its main supporter is precisely the man in charge of the British government.