The following is an extract from an advice sheet to various scammers such as Nigerians regarding the ibc/05 scheme which was devised to allow tens of thousands of foreign criminals remain here and on social welfare.
''The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform has indicated that they are aware of the unique obstacles lone parents face in trying to get a job or take further education or training. The Coalition, in discussion with the Department, has highlighted some of the concerns and barriers that you may be experiencing while parenting on your own. The response from the Department has been positive and we are currently not expecting lone parents to be refused the renewal of their residence permits on the sole ground that they have failed to become economically independent.''
By way of explanation, in one of the few chances the Irish people had to vote on immigration issues, they overwhelmingly voted to rescind the right of nationality to the family of a child born in Ireland of parents with no attachment here (other than to our welfare payments). This was to counter the flagrant abuse of the provision (mainly by Nigerians) who were arriving in Ireland 7 months pregant, claiming asylum, and while the claim was being processed, giving birth to a sprog whose birth location guaranteed the whole family a life here at the taxpayers' expense.
At one stage up 30% of all births in Dublin were to Africans deploying this scam. The IBC/05 scheme was then brought in to counteract the will of the people and allow the scammers to stay and continue drawing benefits. I've written already on the IBC/05 racket here. An excerpt from that post said:
"A massive number of Nigerians have immigrated illegally to Ireland. (I.e. by remaining in Ireland under the revised law they were illegal). The previous Minister for Justice stated that no amnesty was to be granted to these people, yet a scheme was designed to allow them remain in Ireland called the IBC/05 scheme. This scheme also granted the right of full welfare benefits to these illegal immigrants. "
That is, rather than throwing them out we allowed them to stay and to live off the rest of us by claiming welfare. Great idea, hey?
One of the few restrictions on the unlimited residency entitlements was that the scammer become 'economically independent' after a given time. (Not sure how long this was). However, based on what we see at the beginning of this post, it now seems that, despite government finances being in a state of collapse, we're giving way on this as well. So the scammers can keep drawing welfare indefinitely.