Illegal migrants are staying in four-star hotel rooms at £125-a-night paid for by British taxpayers as the country braces for spiralling energy bills amid a cost of living crisis.
More than 18,000 migrants are staying in hotels across Britain costing up to a whopping 2.25 million per night.
Conservative MP Tom Hunt said putting up illegal migrants in such pricey rooms would inevitably lead to Brits forming a ‘deep resent’ for them.
It comes as migrant crossings across the Channel trebled last year with more than 28,300 risking their lives to reach the UK.
While a record 28,395 migrants reached the UK illegally last year, 2021 also saw the record for the most migrants coming in a single day as 1,185 journeyed across in 33 boats on November 11.
An average of 28 people were crammed onto each dinghy that made the perilous crossing last year.
Some councils were declining to house asylum-seekers who came across the Channel, while others simply had no space left, data seen by the Sun showed.
Mr Hunt said: ‘At a time when lots of people are struggling to get by… they are going to deeply resent people who have come here illegally being put up in three and four-star hotels.’
The Tory MP said the UK needed to rely on detention centres for immigrants rather than top-of-the-range hotels for people who were coming into the country illegally.
The Government intends to make it a criminal offence to knowingly come into the UK illegally and plans to introduce life sentences for the people smugglers who make it possible with the Nationality and Borders Bill.
The Bill will also increase Border Force powers to stop and redirect vessels.
A Home Office spokesman said: ‘Due to an unprecedented rise in demand, we have had to use temporary accommodation such as hotels across the UK to manage demands.
‘We are working to end the use of hotels in the asylum estate.’