What We Can Learn When 100,000 Illegal Immigrants Suddenly Become 5,000

Asher Kessler | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Asher Kessler

Last week, new data highlighted that an extremely low number of foreign students are remaining in the country illegally. The data, which is the first ...

Asian Americans Understand The Pain Of The Dreamers

Rachel Pistol | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Rachel Pistol

Dreamers may be obvious targets for outlets of anti-immigrant feeling, but they are not the greatest threat America is currently facing. Dreamers are being scapegoated solely because they are the most readily identifiable of immigrant groups, which is something Asian Americans sadly understand all too well.

Inhumanity Is At The Heart Of The Government's Policies Towards Refugees And Asylum Seekers

Barbara Ntumy | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Barbara Ntumy

We should not have an immigration system that devalues the lives of those facing oppression such as Kelechi. We have an urgent responsibility, as one of the world's richest nations, to ensure that those fleeing oppression and discrimination wherever they come from, get the same right to a quality of life in the UK as any UK citizen.

Up to 1,000 Asylum Seekers at Risk of Being Returned to Afghanistan as Major UK Refugee Charity Challenges the Government's Policy

Sam Bright | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Sam Bright

With many politicians already calling for a more compassionate approach from the UK towards refugees, there will surely be mounting pressure on the government to reconsider its stance and to provide sanctuary for those at risk of depravity and insecurity if they are returned to Afghanistan.

University Protest Over Home Office Decision To 'Send Nigerian Student To His Death'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Sussex University have occupied a building to protest the home office's decision to deport a student "to his death". Luqman Onikosi is ...

Disabled Student Activist Considered 'Curse' By Family Faces Deportation To Nigeria

The Huffington Post UK | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Home Office has rejected a claim for asylum by a disabled student activist who says her family in Nigeria believes she is a "curse". Kelechi C...

Enslaved by Ignorance

Dom Anderson | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK
Dom Anderson

As a second generation Jamaican, born here in Britain I am proud of all aspects of my heritage. I just think I would be prouder still if we were brave enough as a society to tell the real stories.

A British Family That the Home Office Is Tearing Apart

Katie McQue | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK
Katie McQue

On Thursday a young woman standing before a judge to plead to be able to live in the same country as her family. Dorinder Lindor and her immediate family all live in the UK. She has a mother here, and three brothers aged 19, 16, and eight. Unlike Dorinder, they all have British passports. The Home Office has notified Dorinder that it intends to deport her.

Fears Over Another Abu Qatada-Style Deportation Saga As Home Secretary's Jail Demands Denied

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.07.2015 | UK Politics

Fears have been raised over the possibility of another deportation nightmare similar to the saga of Abu Qatada after a convicted extremist walked free...

Student Deported To Mauritius Despite 175,000-Strong Protest, Aces A-Levels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Yashika Bageerathi, the student deported to Mauritius despite a 175,000-strong protest, has passed her exams and achieved the results she would have n...

Nigerian FGM Mother To Be Deported With Daughters On Tuesday

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK

A mother who fears her two daughters will be subjected to female genital mutilation in her native Nigeria has been told she will be deported on Tuesda...

Jessica Elgot

Virgin Accused Of Hypocrisy Over Deportation Of Mum Whose Daughters Face FGM | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Richard Branson and Virgin Airlines have been accused of hypocrisy after refusing to block the extradition of an asylum seeker and her two children, w...

Jessica Elgot

Nigerian Fights To Stay In UK To Stop Daughters Having Genitals Mutilated | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A Nigerian asylum seeker is pleading with the government to let her stay in Britain, claiming her abusive husband will taking their two little daughte...

Teen Said To Be 'Very Frightened' After Being Deported Back Home Alone

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Student Yashika Bageerathi is said to be "very frightened" after landing in Mauritius following her deportation on Wednesday night. Several last m...

Student Deported Back To Mauritius, Home Office Confirms

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Student Yashika Bageerathi has been deported back home to Mauritius while her family remains in the UK, the Home Office has confirmed. The 19-year-...

Talented Student To Be 'Driven To Heathrow And Deported', Says Her School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi is being driven to Heathrow and will be deported on Wednesday night, according to a spokesperson for her school. ...

"Fight for Yashika" Protest To Stop Student's Deportation

PA | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

More than 40 people gathered in London today to protest against the deportation of Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi. The demonstrators, mainly ...

Cara Delevingne Backs Student's Deportation Battle To Stay In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Supermodel Cara Delevingne has lent her support to a student who is battling deportation to her home country and will be sent back alone while her fam...

Bright Teen Facing Deportation Back Home ALONE And 'Fearing For Her Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A bright student who has been offered places at Russell Group universities faces being deported to her native Mauritius without her family, despite fe...

The Battle Is On!

Harley Miller | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Harley Miller

This Monday was worse than usual. Before I even took a first sip of my obligatory morning coffee, my phone pinged to tell me an email had arrived. It was from my solicitor, telling me that they had received the response from UK Visa and Immigration to say my review has been rejected on the same grounds as they originally refused it. They have now also issued me my removal orders.

Merry Christmas from Home Office - Leave Now or Risk Arrest

Harley Miller | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics
Harley Miller

Merry Christmas, everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful time over the festive season and managed to be around people you love and care about. I was lucky enough to be able to spend another Christmas here with my friends and the people I consider family...

Reflections on the Overwhelming Support Given to an Australian Immigrant in the UK at Risk of Deportation

Harley Miller | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics
Harley Miller

As I sit here in front of the computer screen, looking at the names of the thousands of people who have signed the petition started by my friend, Andrew Hall, I can't help thinking about the reasons why so many people have taken time from their daily lives to contact me, sign the petition and share my story with their friends and family.

'A Lack Of Humanity And Common Sense'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Home Office has threatened a boy of 7 with deportation - despite the fact his mother is British. Sara Leung, who has dual Canadian and British ...

Foreign Sex Offender Wins Human Rights Appeal

PA | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

A foreign criminal jailed for a serious sex offence against a schoolgirl has won the right to damages for a breach of his human rights after the Court...

The Individual and the Group: Why Our Attitudes to Immigration Don't Make Sense

Alison Walsh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alison Walsh

It is this failure to equate the group with the individual which has allowed for the rise of far-right political parties, and it is this which stops us from using our common sense and our compassion to openly debate and reform immigration policy across the world...