Illegal Immigration

Sickening Footage Shows 'Migrants' Being Brutally Beaten At Calais

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

Horrific footage purporting to show immigrants being dragged from a truck and beaten at the port of Calais has emerged. The film was posted to Fac...

Jessica Elgot

All I Want For Christmas Is My Husband | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

When Michael Engel told his football teammates it might be his last Christmas in the country, they were "gobsmacked". "I told them I'm facing depo...

Ukip's Latest MP Mark Reckless Has Already Been Left 'Sore' By Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's latest MP Mark Reckless has suggested he wasn't overly happy about his party's policy on migrants admitting it was "changed" after a furious ro...

Charlotte Meredith

Ukip Think The Tories Are Behaving Like The BNP, And The BNP Agree | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

The British National Party has said that the Conservative's immigration policy is "identical" to their own after Ukip and the Tories were both accused...

Ukip's Mark Reckless Isn't Against Turfing Migrants Out Of The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

He's previously said Britain's immigration laws are "so harsh" that they are "almost inhumane" for some people, but now Mark Reckless has sparked a fu...

Asa Bennett

Ukip's Reckless Tears Into 'Inhumane' Migration Laws | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's immigration laws are "so harsh" that they are "almost inhumane" for some people, Mark Reckless has warned, The Ukip parliamentary candida...

Have a Lodger? Take Heed - The Immigration Act 2014: Residential Landlord Checks

Katrina Cooper | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Katrina Cooper

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.

'Desperate' Tilbury Docks Migrants Now Claiming Asylum, As Dead Man Named

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Migrants found banging and screaming inside a cargo container are now in the process of claiming asylum in Britain, as police named the men found dead...

Immigrants Rescued From Container Are 'Afghan Sikhs'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

The immigrants rescued from a shipping container yesterday are Sikhs who are understood to be from Afghanistan, it has emerged. The 35-strong group...

Jessica Elgot

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