Legal Matters


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 […]

Migrants Should Also ‘earn’ Their Vote

The Government’s proposals outlined yesterday for ‘earned’ citizenship should also be an opportunity to make sweeping changes to those eligible to vote in elections in the UK, says think-tank, Migrationwatch. In a paper out today the group point out that about a million people from Commonwealth countries who are not British citizens have the right […]

22nd February 2008 (Legal Matters, Policy)

Uk Borders Act 2007

1    The Act received Royal Assent on 30 October 2007. The following are the Acts on the subject of immigration and asylum currently on the statute book:      Immigration Act 1971      Immigration Act 1988      Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993      Asylum and Immigration Act 1996      […]

4th December 2007 (Legal Matters)

Sir Andrew Green – An Apology

The following apology was published in the Daily Mirror on 26 November. In his column on 13 September 2007, Brian Reade compared Sir Andrew Green and Migrationwatch UK to the Nazi party and the Ku Klux Klan. We accept that the allegations were untrue. We sincerely regret any distress caused to Sir Andrew and have […]

3rd December 2007 (Legal Matters)

Immigration Is Placing A Great Strain On The Uk

The Government’s new Migration Impacts Forum confirms that mass immigration is placing a huge strain on housing, health, education and policing in virtually all regions of the UK. It claims that immigrants contribute £6 billion a year to the economy; but fails to mention any costs to the British taxpayer. David Coleman, Professor of Demography […]

The Chindamo Case

Chindamo was born in Italy in 1980 of a Philippina mother and Italian father. His mother obtained a legal separation from the father on grounds of violent behaviour. She obtained a residence permit as an EEA national exercising Treaty rights and the appellant arrived in the United Kingdom with her in January 1987. In December […]

Forced Marriage (civil Protection) Act 2007

This Act received Royal Assent on 26 July 2007 and is to be brought into force by the Lord Chancellor in due course. It was introduced originally in the House of Lords by Lord Lester, a distinguished human rights lawyer, as a private member’s Bill, but was adopted by the government and passed by both […]

Big Majority For Human Rights Opt-out Over Terror Threat

There is overwhelming public support for a much tougher line to be taken against terrorists and suspected terrorists including withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights reveals a new poll out today. A YouGov poll conducted on behalf of think-tank MigrationWatch showed that, when asked if the UK should renounce its membership of the […]

New Uk Human Rights Laws Needed To Counter New Threat

The terrorist suspects arrested this week will be able to remain in Britain indefinitely and at public expense whether or not they are found guilty. That is the conclusion of a report issued today by the think-tank Migrationwatch which also recommends that we pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and write […]

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)

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