Immigration Debate

Why Immigration Is a Good Thing for the UK

Layla Haidrani | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

As a daughter of immigrant parents who came to the UK for postgraduate studies at university, I can safely say that the way immigrants are perceived (particularly exacerbated by right-wing media outlets) is frankly absurd and borderline ludicrous.

Why I'm Urging the Government to Restrict EU Migration for Another Five Years

Nigel Mills | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nigel Mills

I don't believe that if, in 2005, we had known the extent of migration from the previous Accession countries and the scale of the recession that would hit us, we would have agreed to the restrictions being lifted now... Even at this very late stage, I urge the government to keep the restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian migration for a further five years - I can see no other solution.

As Straw Struggles, the Conservatives Concede - A Balance Must Be Found for the UK's Immigration Policy

Sarosh Zaiwalla | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sarosh Zaiwalla

While Jack Straw may feel this was a policy blunder from his party, I do not believe this to be such a clear cut issue. It has been shown on countless occasions that immigrants coming to the UK bring a tangible profitable contribution to the economy.

Why I'm Supporting the Divided Families Campaign

Michael Allen | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

The law essentially means that working class Brits are banned from marrying (non-EU) foreigners. Yes, you read that correctly. Almost half of the UK population has been stripped of its right to family life.

Immigrants Never Got Something for Nothing

Anastasia Richardson | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Politics
Anastasia Richardson

Immigrants from poor countries, arriving here with nothing, have to work twice as hard for the things normal people take for granted; they can only dream of the privilege Cameron enjoys. Something for nothing? Most immigrants were never given anything.

A Snapshot of Migrant Reality: What the Romanian Migrants Really Think

Oana Romocea | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Oana Romocea

Behind the political discourses, the media headlines, the highly-frantic speeches and the amusing campaign, it is easy to forget that we are dealing with human beings whose lived experiences cannot be reduced to mere statistics or neat caricatures.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Heartlessness of the Home Secretary

Michael Allen | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

Compassion and immigration control have appeared as unreconcilable concepts since Theresa May's appointment as Home Secretary. Ever since she took office in 2010, Ms. May has appeared determined to respond to the tabloids' cries that the UK is letting in too many immigrants.

Integration and Prevent 2.0: Are They a Break From the Past or More of the Same?

Nick Micinski | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Micinski

Back in June 2011, the government presented their policy on counter terrorism - sold to us as the new Prevent strategy (what I call Prevent 2.0)- which supposedly signified a radical shift from Labour's approach to stopping extremism.