Illegal Immigration

Jessica Elgot

These Two Migrants Found The Worst Way Possible To Try To Cross The Channel

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

This is the dramatic moment two daring migrants were rescued from a gimcrack dinghy, having made the perilous journey across the Channel. The rubbe...

21 Pictures That Show The Scale Of Europe's Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | 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...

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...

The Government's Priorities on Immigration Are Wrong

David Hanson | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Politics
David Hanson

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.

Mark Harper Falls on his Plastic Sword

Matt Carr | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

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

The Case of Isa Muazu: A Study in Barbarism

Matt Carr | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

I gather that Theresa May is an Anglican and a regular churchgoer. One hopes she bonded with her God yesterday. But no matter how many prayers she offered up, they will not wipe away her responsibility for this shameful and disgusting act.

The Lampedusa Tragedy - Why Eritreans Risk Everything

Meron Semedar | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Meron Semedar

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.

'Highly Discriminatory' Visa Plans Ditched

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics

Controversial plans to force visitors from so-called "high risk" countries to pay a £3,000 security bond have ditched after a revolt from the Lib Dem...

An Illegal Immigrant's First Impressions

Ritwik Deo | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ritwik Deo

I met up with Satinder, a fauji who had entered Britain this summer. I was familiar with the basics of illegal immigration routes into the country, the kind of low-paid off-the-books work that they go in for and their impact on society and that amassed political discourse.

How Liberals Helped Create Ted Cruz and the Tea Party

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

'The greatest demagogue Washington has seen since McCarthy,' is how George Packer of the New Yorker describes Texas Senator and Tea Party firebrand Te...

To Have And To Hold? 'One In Five Marriages A Sham'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

The number of sham marriages reported to the authorities is just "the tip of the iceberg," while official figures are a "drop in the ocean" compared w...

Theresa May's Hateful Immigration Bill: A Shocker by Any Other Name

Matt Carr | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

Listening to Theresa May announcing the Home Office's new Immigration Bill on the Today programme last week was a dispiriting and desultory experience...

How Many Illegal Immigrants Have Left The UK Because Of This?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

The government has revealed that one illegal immigrant has left the country as a result of its "Go Home" van campaign. Immigration minister Mark Ha...

Home Office Vans Rapped As 'Misleading' By Watchdog

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

The Home Office's controversial 'go home' immigration van campaign will have to be redesigned, the advertising watchdog has ordered. The government...

Landlords to Police Immigration? Don't be Daft

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Hutchinson

It's clear the Government is trying to get to the root of the issue - immigrants need accommodation, so go to the source - but there are several problems with this proposal.

'They're Taking The Mickey Out Of Everyone Else'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

The government's immigration minister has launched a ferocious defence of the controversial 'Go Home' van campaign. Mark Harper said illegal immigr...

Which Party's Supporters Are Most In Favour Of The 'Racist Van'?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics

Advertising watchdog launches probe into 'racist van' Support for the Home Office's controversial 'go home' vans is on the rise, a new poll has fou...

Advertising Watchdog Launch Investigation Into Home Office 'Racist Van'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Politics

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has launched a probe into the Home Office's illegal immigration van campaign after it received complaints. ...

Are All Immigrants 'Illegal'?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

An overwhelmingly negative image of immigrants is portrayed by Britain's newspapers, according to a major new study. Researchers found the word "il...

Liberty Deploy 'Illegal' Home Office 'Racist Van'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics

Civil liberties campaigners are hitting back at the Home Office's controversial "go home" anti-illegal immigrant vans - with a van of their own. Li...

The Home Office Proves the Use of 'Go Home' is More Than a Playground Dispute

Kiran Kaur | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics
Kiran Kaur

As trade union Unite has revealed it is seeking legal advice about whether the Home Office encouraged 'racial hatred' through their use of the vehicles, it is important the scheme is analysed. The ultimate question is, how has an advertising campaign costing £10,000 caused so much controversy?

'Echoes Of The 1970s'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK

LOOK: Immigration officers overwhelmed by Southall Black Sisters protest Are immigration spot checks illegal? One of the women behind last week'...

LOOK: Angry Women Confront Immigration Officials

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

Immigration officers have been confronted by a group of women protesting at "heavy-handed" raids. Footage shows members of the Southall Black S...

139 Arrests After 'Heavy Handed' Immigration Raids

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

After "heavy handed" stop and search raids around the country, the Home Office has announced that 139 suspected illegal immigrants have been rounded u...

Tory Criticises 'Astonishing' #Racistvan Reaction

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Farewell racist van? The #racistvan gets trolled on Twitter A government minister has insisted a controversial Home Office pilot campaign was no...