Ukba Deportations

Hope Not Hate: The Asylum Seeker Plight

A.J. Higginson | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics
A.J. Higginson

Until recently, I confess that I hadn't given much thought to the plight of the asylum seekers. I had listened to, and believed, the facts and figures drip fed to us by the media, and if I'm honest, was of the mindset that they jumped the housing queue and benefits system ahead of us more deserving Brits.

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.

International Students Are Continually Marginalised and Undervalued

Gary Spedding | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Gary Spedding

For many UK universities it is now International welcome week, a period where our centres of Higher and Further education have an opportunity to impress those students travelling in from all over the world whilst helping them feel at ease in their strange new environment.

'UKBA Deportation No Way!'

Rima Amin | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rima Amin

This was the chant of hundreds of staff, students and union representatives who took to the streets of London today. They were there to rally outside the Home Office with the purpose of contesting UKBA's decision to revoke London Metropolitan's licence to sponsor international students.

Spain's Surplus People

Matt Carr | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

In our era of no-choice austerity, we are often told that politicians are obliged to make tough decisions, but some governments are setting new standards in callousness and inhumanity in their attempts to put their country's finances in order.