Why Immigration Rules Have Forced Me Out of My Own Country

James Kelly | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
James Kelly

When I first set out with the British Council almost ten years ago, I believed the country I was representing to be fair and progressive, a country which, if you were honest, worked hard and paid your taxes, would see you alright. Those are still values I hold. However, as I watch obstacle pile on top of obstacle to coming home, it is not the country I recognise today.

Merry Christmas from Home Office - Leave Now or Risk Arrest

Harley Miller | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics
Harley Miller

Merry Christmas, everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful time over the festive season and managed to be around people you love and care about. I was lucky enough to be able to spend another Christmas here with my friends and the people I consider family...

150 Non-EU Students Sent Home After UKBA Intervened In London Met Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

More than 150 non-EU students enrolled at London Metropolitan University were sent back to their home countries after the government stripped the inst...

LOL Get Out The Country, K? Thx :)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

It's like breaking up with someone over text, but far, far worse. The UK Border Agency has apparently mistakenly sent out hundreds of rather intimi...

Immigration - Let Them In!!

Ashish Prashar | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

We need to talk about the benefits that immigration has brought to our economy and society, and deliver real immigration reform that provides a fair, effective and common sense system.

Cynical Immigration Enforcement Stunts To Get Votes

Bob Morgan | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

As an ex-police officer I cannot imagine how people stopped in busy public areas are being identified as likely immigration offenders on the basis of any 'reasonable suspicion'. Behaving in a suspicious way because you see an immigration officer is not grounds for a reasonable suspicion.

Are UKBA Officers Racially Profiling Commuters?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics

Immigration officers have been accused of racial profiling and heavy-handed tactics during visa checks at a London tube station. Four "burly men" i...

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.

Lucy Sherriff

NUS Activist, Granted Asylum After Being Asked To 'Prove' He's Gay | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student activist who was asked by the Home Office to "prove" he was gay in order to avoid deportation to Senegal where he faced persecution, has bee...

New Legal Challenge to End the Detention of Asylum-Seekers

Jerome Phelps | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jerome Phelps

We are in a high security wing of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, just outside Heathrow Airport, to run an advice workshop. Often, we find people with urgent needs for advice and advocacy. But today, almost everyone I see is an asylum-seeker on the Detained Fast Track, which means that there is little that we can do to help.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Poor Savers Saved; Rich Russians Screwed

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 25 March 2013... 1) POOR SAVES SAVED; RICH RUSSIANS SCREWED What is it with politicians and late-Sunda...

Police 'Violated' My Human Rights At Airport, Claims Mother-Of-Three

PA | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

A Muslim woman is seeking a legal declaration that her human rights were violated when she was prosecuted after refusing to submit to an interrogation...

Illegal Workers At Celebrity Pub Arrested

PA | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Three people have been arrested for working illegally at a pub popular with celebrities including Kate Moss and Pete Doherty. Two Mongolian men and...

UK Border Force Attacked Over 'Backlog' Of 16,000 Immigration Cases

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK

An "unacceptable" backlog of more than 16,000 immigrants waiting to hear whether they can stay in Britain has been discovered in a fresh investigation...

Government's Drive To Expel Foreign Students Is 'Damaging UK Economy'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Calls to crackdown on bogus foreign students have driven large numbers of genuine overseas applicants to competitor countries, damaging not only unive...

Border Agency Questioned After Legal Immigrants Told By Text To Leave UK

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

The UKBA's "competence" has been questioned after "alarming" text messages were mistakenly sent to immigrants with the right to live in Britain, telli...

Illegal Immigrants In Detention Centre Riot

PA | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

Illegal immigrants have injured five officers during a riot at a detention centre, according to border officials. Up to 40 detainees were involved ...

Give Border Agency The Power To Arrest Illegal Immigrants, Labour Says

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Politics

Labour would give the UK Border Agency the power of arrest to prevent illegal immigrants escaping, under new proposals outlined today by the shadow ho...

Maying Down The Law

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

International students wishing to study in the UK will have to jump through more hoops after Theresa May announced a new "tougher" process for vetting...

Speaking Out for International Students is a Step Forward

Daniel Stevens | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Stevens

Immigration has become a hot potato for all political parties and international students have been inadvertently placed at the heart of the government's policy. The only way the government can meet its net migration target is by reducing the levels of legitimate students.

Indian University To Open Campus For 15,000 Foreign Students.. In London

PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A private Indian university plans to open a campus for 15,000 foreign students in London, it was announced on Monday, as Boris Johnson continued his w...

Boris Warns Against Curbing Foreign Student Numbers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Boris Johnson has warned the government not to be prejudiced against foreign students who want to study in the UK. Speaking ahead of an address to ...

Immigrants 'Stayed In Britain Without Checks Because Of Border Agency Backlog'

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

Thousands of immigrants were allowed to stay in the UK without undergoing proper checks because of a mountainous backlog of cases, a report said today...

Treatment of London Met's Students a Dangerous Precedent?

Andy Burrows | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andy Burrows

Surely, it cannot be beyond the realms of possibility that if UKBA feels a university is breaking the rules it can build a case against them to the point where it cannot be challenged.

Universities' Financial Future Looks Bleak After FailureTo Recruit Students

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Universities could be left cash-strapped and struggling to make ends meet after the rise in tuition fees meant many failed to recruit enough students....