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Those Crossing The Channel Are Not Refugees

The Home Secretary told a Parliamentary Committee that those crossing the Channel are not refugees but have previously rejected the option of seeking asylum while passing through safe countries. This accords with previous estimates (for instance by the EU itself) which suggested 60% are economic migrants not entitled to asylum or humanitarian protection (see article […]

More Points-based System Details Released

Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “The government has been pushed into the flawed system that was proposed before Covid-19 struck. They are ploughing ahead as if the last four months hasn’t happened, overlooking entirely the rapidly increasing unemployment. “This system will encourage undercutting, while drawing in people from poorer countries that […]

Estimate Of 2020 Arrivals By Illegal Channel Crossing

The number of people arriving in the UK via illegal Channel crossing is on course to reach at least 7,500 in 2020 should they continue at the rate seen since January and in the absence of effective measures to stop them. The number of crossings in the year so far – 2,400 – is four […]

New Home Needed Every Three To Four Minutes

We will need to build a home every three to four minutes to accommodate ongoing rapid. immigration-driven population growth if the level of overseas net migration into England returns to the pre-lockdown level of about 230,000 per year. That is something that is likely given the government’s intentional plan to increase non-EU immigration as part […]

Save The First Chance Rule

The ‘First Chance’ rule – also known as the ‘Resident Labour Market Test’ – is an immigration safeguard that means UK workers have the first opportunity to apply for job openings before such vacancies are offered overseas. It is now on the chopping block. This despite the fact that the official expert committee on migration […]

Offer Of Citizenship Path For British Nationals Overseas In Hong Kong

The Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab have said that, if China imposes its National Security Law on Hong Kong, the British government would expand the British National (Overseas) – BNO – passport holders’ current right to visit for six months without a visa into an extendable 12 months. Under this status, work […]

Majority Of Brits Want More Done To Stop Illegal Boat Crossings

A majority of the public believe that the government is not doing enough to tackle illegal Channel crossings in small boats from France and Belgium. And, as a new Migration Watch UK paper highlights the many millions of pounds spent by the government with France on addressing illlegal immigration, we ask: ‘Are UK taxpayers getting […]

77% Say Brits Should Have First Shot At Vacancies

The government plans an immigration system that WEAKENS work visa rules for citizens of 80% of the world’s countries while scrapping the sensible limit on numbers – the opposite of restoring control. However, the public say that getting UK people back to work after the crisis should take priority over helping employers to hire from […]

The Points-based System Created A Mess Last Time. Why Haven’t The Lessons Been Learned?

The government’s retro immigration plan weakens UK immigration controls with regard to 80% of the world during an unemployment crisis. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown would be so proud of Boris Johnson for re-enacting their policy after governments since 2010 spent years of trying to clean up the mess. In fact, a study by an […]

Channel Tracking Station – Unauthorised Crossings From France

6,326 people have entered the UK after crossing the Channel from safe countries since the start of 2018. More than 4,100 have come since the start of the year in over 30 boatss – and 3,700 since the so-called ‘lockdown’ started. The total arriving last month was nearly EIGHT TIMES the number arriving in July […]

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