It is estimated that 85 percent of UK immigrants rent properties in the private sector. In light of the UK's housing crisis, the government is keen to reduce the number of illegal immigrants taking up private accommodation. As a result, the recently-implemented Immigration Act 2014 now requires certain landlords of residential properties to check the immigration status of their tenants to ensure they have leave to remain in the UK.
It is one of the most perilous journeys on Earth, risking drowning, starvation, rape and exploitation. Yet 60,000 make the journey from sub-Saharan Af...
The government is unable to admit that there are different kinds of immigration: immigration that works for Britain and immigration that doesn't. For example, in his first speech, the new Immigration Minister James Brokenshire didn't seem to differentiate between a highly-skilled engineer coming to work in the UK, or postgraduate students carrying out research and low skilled migration.
Politicians on all sides have been falling over themselves to praise former Immigration Minister Mark Harper for his 'honourable' decision to resign, following the discovery that his cleaner was an 'illegal immigrant.' Harper's colleagues, all of them honourable men and women themselves, have been been at pains to point out how correct and even noble he was
On 3 October 2013, a boat carrying an estimated 500 migrants, many of them Eritreans under the age of 40, capsized less than one kilometer from the island of Lampedusa, Italy. It is estimated that just 155 passengers survived. A week later in the early hours of October 11, another boat was capsized 60 kilometers off the same island killing another 30 people.