Asylum


The Lisbon Treaty: More Red-tape Round Our Border Controls?

The Lisbon Treaty could further weaken Britain’s ability to control her own borders, according to a report out today by Migrationwatch. The Treaty now sets the EU the specific aim of developing "common policies" for both asylum and immigration, including uniform standards for asylum. It also widens EU powers to define the rights of legal […]

Visa ‘outsourcing’ Likely To Fuel Big Increase In Illegal Immigration Warns Think-tank

A Government decision to ‘outsource’ applications for visas by foreigners coming to Britain is likely to lead to an increase in illegal immigration, while the government’s capacity to remove them is close to zero, think-tank Migrationwatch warned today. Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) at British Embassies and Consulates around the world are responsible for the issue […]

At Last, A Big Idea From The Libdems. Pity It’s Such A Foolish One

Commentaryby Sir Andrew Green At last the LibDems have noticed that we have a problem over immigration. For years they have been in denial but yesterday’s conference debate is their first tiny step toward reality. They even have a big idea. Unfortunately, it is an extremely foolish one. They are calling for ‘an earned route […]

Immigration Divides England Into Two Zones

Commentary News today that one in four children born in Britain has a foreign parent is clearest possible evidence of the effect of mass immigration on our society. Many people simply don’t understand how this could have happened without anyone being consulted and they are deeply concerned about the future. Is it a cock up […]

Simplification Of Immigration Law: Tidying Up Legislation

Submission by Migrationwatch in response to the Border & Immigration Agency of the Home Office Consultation Document. The Border and Immigration Agency of the Home Office (successor to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate) recently published a consultation paper……. The latest addition, the UK Borders Bill, is another substantial piece of legislation currently going through the […]

29th June 2007 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Policy, Refugees)

Social Housing Shows 40,000 Deficit Because Of Record Asylum Numbers

The unprecedented number of asylum-seekers granted permission to stay in the UK in recent years has exceeded the number of new social houses built in the period by nearly 40,000, says a new report out today: The impact of asylum on social housing. In a short summary of the position – following the comments from […]

22nd May 2007 (Asylum, Housing)

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