Border Control

The Government's Right To Rent Scheme Encourages Racism

Chai Patel | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK
Chai Patel

Under such a system, which requires countless checks to be carried out every day by untrained and unpaid immigration enforcement draftees, ethnic minorities, those with foreign accents, and the millions of British citizens who do not own passports are all at risk.

Failing The 'Religious Test': Ancient Christianity's Opposition To Trump's Proposal To Prefer Christian Refugees

Casey Strine | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Casey Strine

Among the many reasons people across the world have been expressing outrage at the executive order on immigration signed by President Donald Trump, one of the lesser noted has been its advocacy of a "religious test" for migrants.

What It Really Means To Be Taken In As A Refugee

Deborah Linton | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Deborah Linton

The hope that my grandmother was extended by strangers - by another country - in 1939 is the hope on which she lived her whole life. It is the hope which allowed her to see through the horror of war and loss that remained in her mind's eye for all those years. The hope that those being taken out of immigration queues in the USA will now be denied.

Calling For Mandatory English Lessons For Immigrants Doesn't Mean Chuka Umunna Is Now Nigel Farage

Owen Bennett | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Politics
Owen Bennett

Umunna is trying to find a middle way between the close-all-the-borders rhetoric of some Leave campaigners, and the protect-freedom-of-movement-at-all cost cries of hard-core Remainers. While this may be an intellectual responsible course of action for Labour, it could hold short-term pain at the ballot box.

We Shouldn't Let the Immigration Debate Decide Our Place in Europe

Ian Middleton | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

As Britain shrivels into, at best, a tawdry tax haven in perpetual serfdom to a rich elite, we'll come to the sad realisation that we've been sold a Jerusalem built on false promises and false flags. I wonder if border controls and apocryphal straight bananas will seem quite so important then.

Jordan: The Jewel in the ISIS Crown

Nikita Malik | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

A boy in Syria, no more than ten-or eleven-years old, faces the camera clutching a passport emblazoned with the words "Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan."..

Migrants 'Buying Language Test Passes For £500'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK

The Home Office has launched an investigation into claims that migrants who speak no English are able to buy documents showing that they have passed a...

My Ordeal in the Hands of Ukrainian Immigration Officials

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

Many years ago, back in the mid-nineties, I was employed for a number of years as an immigration officer. It was a deeply unpleasant job on many levels, not least because our task was to enforce immigration policies that essentially existed to prevent certain kinds of people from passing through our borders; those who were likely to find work illegally or to overstay...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Heartlessness of the Home Secretary

Michael Allen | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

Compassion and immigration control have appeared as unreconcilable concepts since Theresa May's appointment as Home Secretary. Ever since she took office in 2010, Ms. May has appeared determined to respond to the tabloids' cries that the UK is letting in too many immigrants.

Home Office Staff are at Breaking Point

Mark Serwotka | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

Yesterday when we announced that border officials, passport workers and other Home Office staff had decided to strike on the day before the Olympics opening ceremony, ministers went into overdrive.

Airport Security: A Decade of Madness

Peter Blair | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK
Peter Blair

As I sit here in Heathrow Terminal 4 having just finished eating some sub-par airport food with tiny cutlery, I can't help wondering if we've done more in the last decade to create a perception of being under constant terrorist threat than to come to terms with how much of a threat we truly face.

Could Clark Saga be Borderline Constructive Dismissal?

Martin Edwards | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK
Martin Edwards

The Brodie Clark case illustrates the supreme importance of thinking clearly in every organisation about the critical question of accountability. A senior and very long-serving public servant has already lost his job because of this row.

Leaked Emails Show Passport Checks Relaxed 'Hundreds Of Times'

PA | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK Politics

Border checks were relaxed hundreds of times at UK ports under a pilot scheme authorised by Home Secretary Theresa May this summer, according to figur...

Tales From The Middle of Nowhere (Vol.2) - Promos, Border Police and Pretentious Breakfasts

Noel Gallagher | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Noel Gallagher

We flew into the United States of America this afternoon, which gave me the opportunity to resume the never-ending battle of wits with the border police.

Dina Rickman

Turkey Joining The EU Would Bring Immigration Headaches, MPs Say | Dina Rickman | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK Politics

MPs have highlighted concerns about Turkey’s potential accession to the European Union, warning the country needs to tighten up its border controls ...

Home Secretary Flustered During Grilling By MPs

Chris Wimpress | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics

The Home Secretary has told MPs there will be no formal inquiry into phone-hacking allegations at the News of the World until the police have conclude...