UK Immigrants

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

Things We Don't Talk About When We Talk About EU Referendum: Foreigner's Take on EU Debate

Rita Suszek | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Rita Suszek

Yes, I'm saying we, although some would brand me stranger. But I live here, work here, pay my taxes, love my boyfriend. This is my voice. In my own way, I want to make a difference.

The Real Truth About Dutch Racism: Life as a Moroccan

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Mohadesa Najumi

Racism does not go away if you ignore it. It is said that you can learn a lot about a country from how it treats it's minorities and although immigrants are almost non-existent outside of Amsterdam, the country has not overcome racism and its societal, political and legal issues reflect this.

London Pole: Pilot, AKA Don't Panic, I'm From Poland

Rita Suszek | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK
Rita Suszek

There is the North Pole, the South Pole... and all the other Poles are in London! Years ago, while on my Erasmus exchange in Rotterdam, I met a Black...

Tory Cabinet Minister Goes Even Further On 'Bunch Of Migrants'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics

Cabinet minister Patrick McLoughlin has repeated David Cameron's infamous "bunch of migrants" line - and gone even further by claiming "that's what Je...

Migrants Storm Ferry At Calais

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK

Some 50 migrants stormed a ferry docked in Calais on Saturday, causing French authorities to close the port. The Migrants made their way on to the shi...

Response of an Immigrant Muslim Woman

Fariha Khan | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

I understand governments need to tackle radicalisation and extremism. I understand that they have a difficult task on their hands. But please try and find real reasons behind these acts instead of making a scapegoat out of an immigrant Muslim woman like me.

English Language and Community Cohesion Isn't Just a Muslim Thing

David Taylor | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics
David Taylor

It was former DCLG Minister Sir Eric Pickles who once said "Without English, you can't belong" and it was on that basis that programmes across the country began to build communities using English language teaching.

Ukip HQ Reopens As Advice Centre For Polish Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics

In true you-couldn’t-make-it-up news, an office used by Ukip as a campaigning hub has reopened – as an advice centre for Polish people. The bui...

Cameron's Anti-Migration Plans 'Totally Undercut' - By Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne’s national living wage will hand a £3,000 a year pay boost to EU migrants and fatally undermine Tory plans to curb European immigrat...

The World's Obsession With Rights Rather Than Responsibilities Is the Cause of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Tahir Nasser | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK
Tahir Nasser

A charter of Human Responsibilities rather than simply of Human Rights is, I believe, the next stage in establishing peace in society...

Refugees: Dispelling Myths

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

There is a lot of conflicting terminology that surrounds refugees. The media often mixes up the terms 'migrant', 'refugee', 'asylum seeker' and 'immigrant'. So how are these words actually defined? And what is the UK really doing to support those who seek entry from overseas?

SNCF Show 'Humanity' By Offering Migrants Free Travel, Far Right Responds With Hate

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

Members of the far right on both sides of the Channel have allied in condemnation of a humane move by French rail operator SNCF, which wants to give m...

Painful Collection Captures The Real Innocents Of Syria's Fleeing Displaced

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

These pictures are painful, they are distressing. The beauty of the photography contrasted with the tragedy of the subject matter is scarring. Taken b...

Bilingualism: Social Phenomenon or Dangerous Trend?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Some people -- mainly ultra-conservative politicians -- say that the social phenomenon that is bilingualism is a danger for a nation's unity and claim...

'Newstainment' - A Danger to Democracy?

Michael Abberton | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

There is a strange thing happening to broadcast news, particularly and strangely obvious in the case of UK's public broadcaster, the BBC. It's 'newsta...

Member States Should Step Up to Solve the Refugee Crisis - It's That Simple

Jean Lambert | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jean Lambert

The humanity shown by those who give exhausted people water, food, clothes and toys for their children, help out in refugee centres or offer support in their communities, must guide our response to the challenge, not the meagre, defensive and wholly inadequate plan from Mr Cameron.

David Cameron Has A Message For The Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Looks like David Cameron has a message for the refugees fleeing IS... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Schneider and David Beresford) SE...

My Immigrant Problem

Morna Macneill | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Morna Macneill

photo credit: sadly looking on via photopin (license) I don't know what is going on in Syria. There, I've said it. I am not socially and political...

This Guy Hits The Nail On The Head With Perfect 'Emigration' Facebook Post

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Emlyn Pearce, a London-based writer, has set social media alight with a very poignant post on his Facebook page. Emigration is completely out of co...

Here's What's In Store For Hispanics Should Trump Get In

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump’s favourability with Hispanic and Latino voters is very bad. He did, after all, launch his campaign by suggesting Mexicans ...

Here's A Dose Of Perspective On The Media Coverage Of Eurostar 'Ordeal'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Social media users are bemoaning media coverage of today's Eurostar delays, comparing the "ordeal" suffered by holiday-makers travelling between Brita...

University Professors To Mark Students Down If They Use The Term 'Illegal Immigrants' To Describe Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a university in the US have been told they will be marked down if they use the term "illegal immigrants" when speaking about migrants, whi...

Tory Councillor Grovels After Posting Boat Of Naked Women Captioned 'If Carlsberg Did Illegal Immigrants'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

A Tory councillor has apologised after sharing a photo of nude women on a boat with the caption: “If Carlsberg did illegal immigrants.” Mike K...

Afghan Interpreter Who Saved The Lives Of British Soldiers Is Stranded In Calais

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

An ex-soldier has set up a Crowdfunder campaign to raise money for an Afghan interpreter he served with in Helmand, who is currently stuck in Calais t...