Rally demands 500,000 illegal immigrants be allowed to stay| News | This is London Half a million illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in Britain under an "earned amnesty", it has been suggested The call was made at a rally in London attended by Labour MPs, church leaders and trade union bosses. They believe anyone who has been living here illegally for four years such as failed asylum seekers and visa overstayers should be given a two-year work permit. After that time they would be legally allowed to stay, provided they passed an English language test, had a job and no criminal record. Later, they could apply for citizenship-The Home Office has no firm figures on the number of illegal immigrants in the UK, but estimates range from 450,000 up to 870,000. This is like a reward for not being caught. Am i the only one outraged by this? and to be given a two year work permit too?, what are these people thinking? Opinions please?