Media Reports Archive : October 2020


Home Office policy giving migrants as little as three days' notice before deportation is ruled unlawful by Appeal Court judges

A Home Office policy which gave migrants as little as 72 hours' notice of their impending deportation has been ruled as unlawful

Mail Online - 22 Oct 2020

'Mass fight' breaks out at Welsh migrant camp as police arrest men aged 25 and 22 for affray and assault

A 'mass fight' broke out among migrants at a Welsh holding camp yesterday as police arrested two men

Mail Online - 22 Oct 2020

UK unveils new rules to bar entry to EU criminals

Britain said it would introduce new rules from January to bar entry to people from the European Union with a criminal record

Reuters - 22 Oct 2020

Lessons for Britain from a murdered teacher

Charles Moore says that we have to be aware that the killing in France could happen here too and we must learn the lessons from the incident

The Times - 21 Oct 2020

At least two Vietnamese migrants who were among 39 found dead in lorry in Essex were caught trying to make crossing in different truck at the Eurotunnel days earlier, court hears

At least two Vietnamese migrants who were among the 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex

Mail Online - 21 Oct 2020

Penally: Two arrested after 'disturbance' at asylum centre

Two men have been arrested following a disturbance at a Pembrokeshire military training camp, where asylum seekers are being housed

BBC - 21 Oct 2020

Pandemic ends a decade of growth in global migration

FT has a global perspective on the impact of 2020’s instability on immigration, and on the welfare of migrants generally.

Financial Times - 20 Oct 2020

People smuggler jailed after three asylum seekers found in his lorry at Dover

A man has been jailed after trying to smuggle asylum seekers into the UK through Kent.

Kent Online - 20 Oct 2020

MPs vote to remove child refugee protections from flagship immigration law

The amendment to continue existing arrangements had been successfully moved in the House of Lords by refugee campaigner and Labour peer Lord Dubs

Express & Star - 20 Oct 2020

More than 7,500 migrants have crossed the Channel this year: Record total is now four times the figure for 2019 after 100 refugees risked dangerous journey on Monday

More than 7,500 migrants have now crossed the Channel this year - more than four times the number in 2019 - after another 100 people risked the danger

Mail Online - 20 Oct 2020

French navy warship ESCORTS a boat full of migrants across the Channel as dozens of vessels are intercepted trying to make the crossing during break in choppy seas

A French navy warship reportedly escorted a boat full of migrants across the English Channel today as more than 100 arrivals were intercepted in 11 sm

Mail Online - 19 Oct 2020

People traffickers 'are paying French fishing boat crews to get migrants across the English Channel without being spotted by military drones'

People traffickers are hiring French fishing boat crews to carry desperate migrants halfway across the Channel in a bid to evade eye-in-the-sky milita

Mail Online - 19 Oct 2020

Judges reined in on using human rights laws to block deportations

Judges will be told what constitutes 'inhuman or degrading treatment', under plans being considered by Priti Patel to curb the use of human rights law

The Daily Telegraph - 19 Oct 2020

Penally asylum camp protest: Man and woman arrested

Two people have been arrested during a protest outside a military training camp in Pembrokeshire, where asylum seekers are being housed

BBC - 19 Oct 2020

Immigration officers swoop on HK Diner in Barrow

A woman was discovered to have entered the UK illegally after a Barrow restaurant was raided by immigration officers

North West Evening Mail - 19 Oct 2020

'I don't want to go, Daddy': Harrowing screams of five-year-old migrant girl begging not be taken on perilous Channel crossing from Calais beach

In a six-month probe, investigators infiltrated gangs making huge profits out of the estimated 7,173 migrants who have already come to Britain in 2020

Mail Online - 16 Oct 2020

Libyan coastguard chief arrested over migrant trafficking

Abd al-Rahman al-Milad, 30, was held in Tripoli on Wednesday on the orders of the interior minister of the UN-backed government controlling the city

The Times - 16 Oct 2020

Outrage at island detention plans is easy - fight hotel detention of refugees in Glasgow

There was some suggestion that the recent leaked story about Priti Patel considering sending asylum seekers to Ascension island was black propaganda

The Herald - 16 Oct 2020

Channel asylum seekers not given access to legal advice until days before deportation, research finds

Asylum seekers who arrive in the UK on small boats are receiving no access to legal advice until days before they are due to be deported from the coun

The Independent - 15 Oct 2020

Army is forced to halt live shooting exercise after migrants crossing the Channel in a speedboat land on MoD firing range in Kent in the middle of target practice

The British Army was forced to stop a live shooting exercise on a military range today after a group of migrants landed a 9ft speedboat in the middle

Mail Online - 15 Oct 2020

London based 'brokers' are people traffickers smuggle helping illegal migrants across the Channel

London based middlemen are charging up to £500 per person to act as guarantors to facilitate the entry into Britain of illegal migrants

The Telegraph - 15 Oct 2020

NHS migrant healthcare charges are hampering the fight against Covid-19

The World Health Organization has stressed the importance of ensuring health services are open to all migrants and refugees during the pandemic

The Guardian - 15 Oct 2020

Migrants denied NHS care for average of 37 weeks, research finds

Migrants who need NHS care are being denied treatment for an average of 37 weeks, despite suffering from conditions such as cancer, heart problems or

The Guardian - 14 Oct 2020

'Safe surgery' call to GPs across Oxfordshire

Campaigners have sent an open letter to the body which oversees GP services in Oxfordshire, calling on it to support a 'safe surgeries' scheme

Oxford Mail - 14 Oct 2020

Priti Patel’s Proposals for Prison Ships Show

Have the lessons of Windrush been learned?

Byline - 14 Oct 2020

Romanian people smuggler accused of killing 39 Vietnamese migrants who suffocated in the back of a lorry was awaiting his own British passport, court hears

Romanian people smuggler charged with killing 39 Vietnamese migrants was waiting for a British passport

Mail Online - 13 Oct 2020

Asylum seeker living at Napier Barracks in Folkestone describes the conditions people are living in there

Home Office denies there is anything substandard about the amenities.

Kent Online - 13 Oct 2020

How Sweden became a gangsters' paradise

Europe's most liberal country welcomed Middle Eastern refugees five years ago... but now it is being terrorised by migrant mafia clans

Mail Online - 13 Oct 2020

Osama bin Laden's ex-London spokesman is ‘freed early from 25 year US jail term because he is at high risk from Covid due to his obesity' and 'will return to the UK within weeks'

Terror spin doctor Adel Abdel Bary, 60, was imprisoned over the devastating 1998 attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

Mail Online - 13 Oct 2020

56 migrants intercepted

Three boats with 56 migrants on board were intercepted in the English Channel on Friday, the Home Office said

BBC - 12 Oct 2020

Priti Patel plans to deport homeless people who persistently engage in 'low level' crimes

Priti Patel will deport the homeless who repeatedly engage in low level crimes under proposals being discussed by Ministers

Mail Online - 12 Oct 2020

British plan for nets to snag migrant boats

Nets could be used to stop migrants in dinghies from crossing the Channel, according to a former Royal Marine appointed to halt such arrivals

The Times - 12 Oct 2020

Labour peer apologises for suggesting asylum seekers should be 'concentrated' in camps

A Labour peer has apologised for suggesting that asylum seekers should be 'concentrated' in camps as a solution to the refugee issue

The Independent - 12 Oct 2020

80 taxpayer-funded guards accompanied just 14 illegal immigrants on a deportation flight from Stansted to Germany and France

There were six times the amount of deportation guards as there were actual people being deported back to German on recent flights

Mail Online - 9 Oct 2020

Europe's migration 'crisis' isn't about numbers. It's about prejudice

Reform of the EU's border controls is under way, but there is no agreement among member states

Guardian - 9 Oct 2020

Scottish 'separatist' blast as UK immigration minister rejects devolved controls

Nationalists want more control of immigration, but Kevin Foster says it would be a bad move for Britain

Daily Record - 9 Oct 2020

Home Office urged to halt evictions of refused asylum seekers

Backlash against Home Office plans to start evicting failed asylum seekers from temporary accommodation

Guardian - 8 Oct 2020

'The ferries plan is on': Migrants WILL be held on boats off the British coast under proposals being worked on by Priti Patel's officials

Home Office officials confirm that offshore ferries are going to be used for asylum seekers

Mail Online - 8 Oct 2020

Priti Patel pledges to fix 'broken' asylum system in UK

The Home Secretary wants the new system to stop those arriving illegally 'making endless legal claims to remain'.

BBC News - 5 Oct 2020

More than 9,000 asylum seekers are now living in 91 hotels across the country

'There are more people coming into the aylum system at the moment than are leaving it and that is because of Covid', said a Home Office official.

Mail Online - 2 Oct 2020

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