Illegal Immigrants

Don't Ruin Lure Of UK For Immigrants, BoJo Warns Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has warned David Cameron and Theresa May not to put the "vibe" of London that attracts skilled people from abroad at risk by clamping d...

Asa Bennett

'We Can't Talk About Immigration'? Here Are 8 Moments That Show You CAN

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics

Immigration is a topic you cannot discuss without being shouted down as a racist, some say. Despite the topic being apparently untouchable, this we...

Business Scorns Tory Immigration Minister's 'Pathetic' Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics

Tory immigration minister James Brokenshire has been savaged by business groups for his "feeble and pathetic" speech as he accused immigration of bene...

Go Home 'Racist Van'! Home Office Ends Scheme

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Goodbye racist vans! Thanks for the memories... The Home Office has finally confirmed what everyone already pretty much knew, the beleagured "go ho...

New Immigration Bill 'A Race Relations Nightmare Waiting To Happen'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A new bill that will stop illegal immigrants from opening bank accounts in Britain is to be introduced today, as part of a strategy to force those who...

Doreen Lawrence: Why Would You Focus On People Of Colour?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

Doreen Lawrence has pledged to speak out over stop-and-check operations being carried out near railway stations in a crackdown on illegal immigration,...

Preaching to the Deserted

Mike Bonnet | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Mike Bonnet

To most people I imagine, deterring illegal immigrants from committing a crime they'll have invariably already committed by the time they see the government's message warning against it, sounds completely illogical. (Not to mention exhausting). If only it were so simple though.

Ned Simons

Illegal Immigrants Should Be Given Amnesty, Says Tory MP

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has shot down suggestions by one of his most loyal backbench MPs that he should consider offering illegal immigrants amnesty in order to...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Coalition's Tax Bombshell?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 28 June 2013... 1) THE COALITION'S TAX BOMBSHELL? George Osborne may have run out of cuts to announce...

France's Far-Right Party Praise Cameron's Immigration Policies

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics

The French far right has praised David Cameron for "smashing the taboo" over immigration, in dubious applause for the prime minister, who has been kee...

Felicity A Morse

Chairman Of Ukip Bristol 'Put All Illegal Immigrants In Holding Centres'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics

The outgoing chairman of Ukip in Bristol has backed controversial removal centres for illegal immigrants saying there should be "one in every town." H...

Child Stowaways Found Locked In Refrigerated Lorry On Way To UK

PA | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

Four children endured several hours locked in a refrigerated lorry in a failed attempt to smuggle them into Britain, the UK Border Force said. The ...

Tony Blair Awarded By Poles For Helping 'Open Up Britain'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has been awarded by business leaders in Poland to thank him for supporting the country's bid to join the EU, and opening up the British lab...

Illegal Immigrants In Detention Centre Riot

PA | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

Illegal immigrants have injured five officers during a riot at a detention centre, according to border officials. Up to 40 detainees were involved ...

Give Border Agency The Power To Arrest Illegal Immigrants, Labour Says

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Politics

Labour would give the UK Border Agency the power of arrest to prevent illegal immigrants escaping, under new proposals outlined today by the shadow ho...

Illegal Migrants: Can't Even Get Themselves Arrested?

Jonathan Portes | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jonathan Portes

How many illegal immigrants are there in the UK? Unlike other such questions - how many 12 year olds are there in the UK? How many gay Jews? - where, although we don't know the exact answer, either survey and administrative data allows us to make an informed and reasonably accurate guess, we don't know, even approximately. But a new initiative by the Metropolitan Police suggests that the number may in fact be surprisingly low.

Vicar Jailed Over Sham Marriages

PA | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

John Magumba, a Church of England vicar, was jailed for two and a half years today after carrying out dozens of sham marriages which allowed illegal i...

Brits 'See Immigration As A Problem, Not An Opportunity'

PA | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK

More than two-thirds of Britons see immigration as more of a problem than an opportunity, a report has found. People in the UK were more pessimisti...

Theresa May Launches Inquiry Into UK Border Force

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

Home Secretary Theresa May has launched an independent inquiry into the UK border force amid claims that guards quietly dropped certain passport check...

Head Of Border Force Suspended Over 'Dropped' Passport Checks

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

The head of the UK Border Force has been suspended amid claims that passport checks for non-EU nationals were quietly dropped this summer. Brodie C...

PM To Launch Immigration Crackdown

PA | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron is to launch a major crackdown on abuse of the immigration system , including plans for tougher visa rules to weed out sham marriages. ...