Asylum


Nearly Two-thirds Of Asylum Seekers Turned Out To Be Bogus – But Britain Ended Up With £10 Billion Bill Anyway, Says Report 24 August, 2011

The UK’s asylum system has been costing taxpayers on average more than £2 million a day since 1999 and, once anyone has set foot on British soil, they have a 77% chance of staying – whatever the merits of their case That is the conclusion of a study by think-tank Migration Watch UK of the […]

24th August 2011 (Asylum, Economics, Population)

60th Anniversary Of The Refugee Convention

The following comment can be attributed to Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK.   "The situation has changed beyond recognition since the Refugee Convention was signed 60 years ago. There is now widespread abuse. Over half of all applicants in the UK only claim when detected. Nearly two thirds (60%) of all cases decided […]

20th June 2011 (Asylum, Refugees)

A Quarter Of A Million Failed Asylum Seekers Granted Amnesty

Summary 1 The latest (and largest) exercise in granting settlement to failed asylum seekers is the continuation of a sorry tradition of amnesties that has resulted in over 250,000 failed asylum seekers being granted settlement since the early 1990s. Once settlement is achieved additional dependants can then join the person in the UK so the […]

3rd June 2011 (Amnesty, Asylum, Policy, Refugees)

North African Crisis Could Test The Asylum System To Destruction

The recent instability caused by revolutionary change and military conflict in some Arab countries in North Africa has the potential to generate substantial flows of migrants into the EU. EU Ministers will meet on 11 May to consider what might be done. Some migrants will be genuine refugees but many will be economic migrants. Anyone […]

Proposals To Charge Fees For Immigration And Asylum Appeals

The Ministry of Justice has recently published a consultation paper on proposals to start charging fees for certain categories of appeals against adverse decisions by the UK Border Agency on asylum and immigration applications. Such appeals are heard in the first instance by the First Tier Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber and by the Upper […]

4th November 2010 (Asylum, Legal Matters)

The Immigration Appeals System Revised – 2010 Version

This Briefing Paper 8.30 substantially amends and brings up to date the previous version dated March 2005 (now deleted), taking account of recent changes in the law Introduction 1 The immigration appeals system has undergone major changes twice in recent years. Until April 2005 there was a two tier system, the first tier consisting of […]

16th March 2010 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Policy, Refugees)

Service Under Strain As ‘migrant A Minute’ Registers With An Nhs Doctor

New research published today reveals the pressure that immigration is placing on the NHS. The research, conducted by Migrationwatch, found that in 2007-8, 605,000 people who arrived from overseas registered with a GP in England and Wales – equivalent to one registration a minute, day and night, throughout the year. This was nearly 100,000 more […]

22nd December 2009 (Asylum, European Union, Health, Policy)

Huge Cost Of Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants Quantified

An amnesty for illegal immigrants would be bound to encourage further illegal immigration, their present number has been seriously underestimated and the lifetime cost would be in the order of £130 billion even on that low estimate of numbers, says a report out today from think-tank Migrationwatch. The report is in reply to a paper […]

Bbc Today Programme: Asylum Seekers, Calais

Sir Andrew Green was interviewed on the Today Programme at 8.35 this morning about the asylum seekers’ camp near Calais, together with Donna Covey, the Chief Executive of the Refugee Council. Sir Andrew said that the reason for people queueing up in Calais must be that Britain was perceived as a “soft touch”. The official […]

19th September 2009 (Amnesty, Asylum, Refugees)

Reform Of The Immigration Appeals System

This is a revised version of briefing paper 8.35, originally published in May 2009 In August 2008 the government published a paper for the purpose of consulting on reforms to the present system for hearing appeals against adverse decisions by the Home Office on asylum and immigration cases. The substance of that paper and Migration […]

13th August 2009 (Asylum, Policy)

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