UK Immigrants

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) ...

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 politica...

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. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs...

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...

Why Syrians Are Writing Love Letters To Angela Merkel

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Just last month Angela Merkel made a young asylum seeker cry live on television but she is now being sent love letters by Syrian people. The German...

Angela Merkel Has Some Strong Words For Anti-Immigrant Hecklers

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has strongly condemned a group of violent anti-refugee protesters who injured dozens of police officers in clashes out...

Without Migrant Rescue Missions This Baby Wouldn't Have Been Born Safely

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

A child has been born on a German navy ship, after her mother was rescued from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea. 33-year-old Rahma gave birt...

The Voyage of the Damned - and the People of Hope

Richard Reoch | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

The shame of the St Louis, now memorialized in holocaust museums around the world, is a timely reminder. Since the beginning of this year some 340,000 people have piled into boats or trekked overland to reach Europe. They have been called a "swarm", "marauders" and "cockroaches". By August, more than 2,000 had drowned crossing the Mediterranean.

Explaining the Exodus From Eritrea- the "North Korea of Africa"

Claudia Hyde | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claudia Hyde

If Europe is unwilling to accept more refugees or to treat them with the humanity they deserve, they must at least apply pressure on the Eritrean government to cease its abuse of conscripts and civilians. The international community owes a duty to its most vulnerable- it must not fail to protect them again.

Britain Has a Problem With Compassion, Not Immigration

Jess Readett | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Readett

The rhetoric that people are fleeing war torn countries, where their governments want them dead and their life has no value, for reasons as trivial as a better job shows really just how sheltered we are.

This Daily Mail Headline Sums Up All That Is Wrong With Tabloid Coverage Of Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Pictures of an injured migrant have been published under the headline: “They ought to be able to catch this one...” by the Daily Mail’s website,...

The Calais Migrant Crisis

Simon Goodman | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK
Simon Goodman

The Calais Migrant crisis is dominating the news at the moment, so there's no way that you will have failed to see something about it. What we're cons...

Calais: Why We Urgently Need a Franco-British Border Police Force

Jean-Paul Mulot | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jean-Paul Mulot

A Calais summit at European level is urgent. It should provide solutions to the migrants crisis while at the same time securing the tunnel to ensure that Calais and Dover are open for business as usual... The problem of Calais is not just a Franco-British question, it is a problem for the whole of Europe and the developing world. But the French and the English are on the frontline.

An American Talks To Different Generations Of Americans About Immigration

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Modern day American Steve Gerben noticed the ongoing debate about immigration in the US and decided to have a conversation about it with his historic ...

Immigrant Crisis is an Opportunity to Right Some Wrongs

Simon Wallfisch | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK
Simon Wallfisch

If we only approach this crisis in a humane way, let people in, we will certainly find future national treasures. Strength of character; Strong will; Determination; Intelligence. These are welcome gifts to any employer.

Marking a Landmark Day in Fight Against Trafficking

Matthew Reed | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK
Matthew Reed

Today marks a key point in the fight against slavery in the UK. With the Modern Slavery Act coming into force, law enforcement will have greater powers to target and prosecute traffickers and additional protection will be provided to the victims of this brutal crime.

Calais' Summer Crisis Reaches the Garden of England

Keith Vaz | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

Time and again, we have said that once these migrants and refugees reach Calais, it is already too late. Anecdotal evidence suggests that migrants are usually in the town for an average of only three months, with 70% of the camps empty by the end of that time. In many cases, this is because they have been successful in entering the UK.