Left back, right back, sent back

Common sense seems to be an alien concept both to the asylum and immigration service in its current form and to the ministers concerned only with inexorably lowering the numbers claiming refuge.
What is going on in this country. Why are decent, settled, hardworking people being hauled on planes and sent back to god knows what fate? Because they are easy targets, that's why. There can be no other explanation. Given targets to meet it's inevitable that the immigration service is going for the 'soft' option, just so long as they can tick those bloody boxes.  But now that a Watford footballer has been targeted for deportation Septicisle wonders whether the tabloids might finally cover the issue of our asylum system more sympathetically.