Media Reports Archive : December 2020


Ethiopian woman who became a symbol of integration in Italy is 'hammered to death and raped by a Ghanaian worker at her Alpine goat farm

An Ethiopian migrant who became a symbol of integration in Italy by building a thriving cheese business in the Alpine countryside has been killed

Mail Online - 31 Dec 2020

'Do-gooding' protests fail as 1,100 foreign-born criminals deported, says Home Office source

'Do-gooding' celebrity protests have failed, a Home Office source said as it was revealed that more than 1,100 foreign criminals have been deported

The Telegraph - 31 Dec 2020

BBC film on Dominic Cummings ‘breached accuracy rules’

A BBC documentary about Dominic Cummings broke accuracy rules by suggesting that the prime minister’s former chief adviser was prejudiced

The Times - 31 Dec 2020

Boris Johnson's immigration system torn apart by Brexit expert - 'It's out of date!'

Adam Williams, immigration lawyer at DMH Stallard, warned the points-based system is “out of date”.

Daily Express - 31 Dec 2020

Last-minute day trips give EU citizens the right to stay after Brexit

Top City lawyers have been advising European citizens to make last-minute trips to Britain before Friday to qualify for the right to live here

The Times - 30 Dec 2020

Immigration is Starmer’s biggest problem

Immigration was at the heart of Labour’s problem over Brexit

The Times - 30 Dec 2020

Almost 300 new homes need to be built every day to cope with current immigration levels

ALMOST 300 new homes will need to be built every single day to cope with current levels of immigration, new research has found

The Sun - 30 Dec 2020

Demand for housing will DOUBLE over the next two decades and homes will have to be found for 4.7million extra families if high levels of immigration return after the pandemic, campaigners warn

Demand for housing will double over the next two decades if high levels of immigration return after the pandemic, campaigners warned yesterday

Mail Online - 30 Dec 2020

England needs to build 300 homes a day to cope with migrant surge, study finds

England will need to build nearly 300 homes every single day for the next 20 years to accommodate the projected influx of new immigrants

The Telegraph - 30 Dec 2020

Albanian rapper, 20, makes 'instruction videos' on how to sneak into Britain illegally - with tips on using fake IDs and claiming asylum

Biba, 20, has been using 'instruction videos' on YouTube to boast about his knowledge of how to sneak into Britain illegally

Mail Online - 29 Dec 2020

People smugglers forcing women and children to steer boats across Channel in bid to avoid arrest

People smugglers bringing migrants to the UK in small boats are forcing women and children to steer the vessels in a bid to avoid arrest

The Telegraph - 29 Dec 2020

Killer remains in the UK after escaping criminal immigration charges

A convicted murderer is among up to 69 Albanians claiming asylum or seeking to remain in the UK after a legal bungle let them off immigration charges

The Telegraph - 28 Dec 2020

Home Office spent £36m fighting immigration judicial reviews last year

The Home Office was forced to spend almost £36 million of taxpayers’ money fighting judicial reviews related to immigration cases last year

The Telegraph - 28 Dec 2020

France will reward migrant frontline Covid-19 workers with citizenship

France will reward hundreds of migrant frontline workers in the fight against Covid-19 by granting them citizenship

Mail Online - 24 Dec 2020

Visas tripled to boost migrant fruit and veg pickers

Visas for migrant fruit and vegetable pickers are to be increased to 30,000 next year

The Telegraph - 24 Dec 2020

Britain recalls Border Force cutter due to fears of surge in migrants crossing border

BRITAIN has recalled a Border Force cutter from the Mediterranean due to fears Britain’s ports chaos will trigger a surge of migrants

The Sun - 24 Dec 2020

Killer is allowed to STAY in the UK... because he may harm people in Albania: Schizophrenic escapes deportation after judge hears he might struggle to access medication in his home country

A paranoid schizophrenic killer has escaped deportation to Albania on human rights grounds after a judge ruled he might ‘harm others’ in his homeland

Mail Online - 23 Dec 2020

Migrants trying to reach UK may jump on queuing lorries in France, says Border Force hea

Migrants trying to reach Britain may jump on lorries queuing to cross the English Channel after France closed its borders, officials have warned

The Independent - 23 Dec 2020

Expansion of migration scheme to support UK harvest next year

The number of workers permitted to travel to the UK to pick and package fruit and vegetables will be increased for next year’s harvest

Cumberland News & Star - 23 Dec 2020

French believe 100 syndicates run migrant routes across Channel

Immigration police in France are monitoring networks of safe houses and believe there are an estimated 100 sophisticated people smuggling syndicates

Mail Online - 22 Dec 2020

Afghan men 'who plotted to kill one of their daughters' after she converted from Islam to Judaism and became a porn star will be extradited from the UK to face trial

Two Afghan men who allegedly plotted to kill one of their daughters after she renounced Islam and became a porn star are to be extradited from the UK

Mail Online - 22 Dec 2020

Social media blitz to warn migrants against UK voyage

The first advertisements will warn people they will be prosecuted for steering a migrant boat and risk death

The Telegraph - 22 Dec 2020

Home Office admits it has 'lost' 37,000 migrants in Britain who have skipped their immigration bail conditions or fled from detention centres

More than 37,000 migrants have absconded in Britain – the equivalent of the entire town of Redcar

Mail Online - 21 Dec 2020

Channel migrants offered special Christmas cut-price crossings of £300 per person

Channel migrants are being offered special Christmas cut-price crossings for as little as £300 per person, say intelligence sources

The Telegraph - 21 Dec 2020

Social media blitz to warn migrants against UK voyage

Channel migrants are to be warned to remain where they are in Home Office social media posts 'geo-targeted' at them in France

The Telegraph - 21 Dec 2020

Police must stop sharing immigration status of domestic abuse victims - report

Police should immediately stop sharing immigration information with the Government about victims of domestic abuse, a report has said

Press Association - 18 Dec 2020

Home Office to deploy 'stealth squad' of speedboats and jet skis to catch Channel migrants

A high-speed drone boat with state-of-the-art surveillance technology is being trialled by Border Force

Telegraph - 18 Dec 2020

Life in Boston where EU immigration has changed the face of the town

Walking down West Street in Boston, Lincolnshire, it's clear to see things have changed in this market town

Lincolnshire Live - 18 Dec 2020

Illegal Albanian immigrant, 29, who became one of London's biggest drug ki ngpins is facing jail after police raided his home and found five kilos of cocaine hidden under child's cot

An illegal Albanian immigrant who became one of London's biggest drug kingpins is facing jail after police found £1.1million of cocaine in his house

Mail Online - 18 Dec 2020

Row over plan to create asylum seeker camps with no electricity or water to act as a deterrent for people traffickers

MPs have clashed over proposed changes to the UK asylum system due to coming into force next year

Mail Online - 17 Dec 2020

Minister says `nations of sanctuary´ failing to help asylum-seeking children

A Home Office minister has accused devolved governments and some councils of declining to help look after unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Press Association - 17 Dec 2020

Calais Lorry Drivers Overwhelmed By Migrants Trying To Board Them

Lorry drivers along the A16 motorway in the French port city of Calais were inundated by a near-continuous stream of migrants

Breitbart - 16 Dec 2020

One of 69 Albanians Absolved of Illegal Immigration Charges Is Convicted Murderer: Report

One of the dozens of migrants in the UK who had charges of illegal immigration dropped due to a technicality is reportedly a convicted murderer

Breitbart - 16 Dec 2020

Moment police find 12 Iraqi and Iranian migrants in the back of fruit lorry on the M6 in the West Midlands - as the driver and passenger are arrested

Police have arrested a lorry driver after they found 12 suspected migrants in the back of a fruit truck on the M6 in Walsall

Mail Online - 16 Dec 2020

Eight asylum seekers missing from Folkestone barracks

Eight asylum seekers have gone missing from a former army barracks which is being used to house migrants, the Home Office confirmed

BBC - 15 Dec 2020

Girl, 15, is youngest Hong Kong resident to seek UK asylum from Beijing crackdown

A 15-year old girl is believed to have fled Hong Kong to Britain, the youngest person so far to seek asylum from the Beijing government’s crackdown

The Times - 15 Dec 2020

Home Secretary claims Labour `stands up´ for murderers and rapists

Priti Patel has claimed Labour “stands up for the murderers, rapists, sex offenders”

Press Association - 15 Dec 2020

AMANDA PLATELL: Why ARE we letting this terrorist back on UK streets? Release of Osama bin Laden's right hand man because he's too fat beggars belief

Why in Heaven’s name are we allowing a convicted terrorist and mass murderer to return to Britain to live in our midst?

Mail Online - 14 Dec 2020

Two migrants a week are absconding from Kent Army barracks, exclusive figures reveal

Two migrants a week are absconding from a camp at Kent Army barracks in the wake of the Channel crisis, exclusive figures show

The Telegraph - 14 Dec 2020

What will happen to immigration in the UK after Brexit?

When the Brexit transition period expires on 31 December, Britain’s immigration system will be dramatically overhauled

The Independent - 14 Dec 2020

Hong Kong migrants to UK will need support, ministers told

Migrants from Hong Kong to the UK say they have concerns about housing, jobs and Chinese state surveillance once they start to arrive from next year

BBC - 14 Dec 2020

No asylum for migrants caught at sea

A new law is set to ban migrants from making UK asylum claims when intercepted at sea by Border Force vessels after Brexit

The Times - 11 Dec 2020

93 per cent of Hong Kongers with BNO passports want to emigrate to the UK in three years, study finds

A survey has found that 93 per cent of British National Overseas (BNO) status holders in Hong Kong intend to emigrate to the UK within three years

The Telegraph - 11 Dec 2020

Covid outbreak hits Gatwick immigration detention centre

Three wings at an immigration detention centre close to Gatwick airport are in lockdown after an outbreak of Covid-19

The Times - 11 Dec 2020

Shopkeeper who fatally slit throats of his son, three, and 18-month-off daughter while wife was in shower is locked up in psychiatric hospital indefinitely

A shopkeeper who slit the throats of his two children has been sent to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely

Mail Online - 11 Dec 2020

Blunder sees SIXTY-NINE fishing boat migrants 'walk free': Albanians caught hiding in trawler off East Anglia are let off illegal entry charges because they were detained BEFORE setting foot on British soil

Criminal charges against 69 Albanian migrants found hiding in a trawler heading for Britain were dropped yesterday after a legal bungle

Mail Online - 10 Dec 2020

Almost 1,000 asylum seekers are allowed to stay in UK to escape sexual persecution in their home country

A record number of asylum seekers have been allowed to stay in Britain after saying they faced persecution at home over their sexuality

Mail Online - 10 Dec 2020

Lorry driver attacked by gang of 15 migrants in Calais

A gang of 15 migrants attacked a British lorry driver with a rock in a bid to cross the Channel amid warnings that drivers are now being targeted

The Telegraph - 10 Dec 2020

Greece accuses charities of helping human traffickers to smuggle migrants

Greece has accused seven charities, including one based in London, of colluding with human traffickers who are putting at risk the lives of migrants

The Times - 10 Dec 2020

Now 23 Channel migrants block bid to kick them out: Group who arrived on small boats are given 11th-hour reprieve after lodging appeals against plan to put them on flight to Poland

The row over deporting foreign nationals deepened last night after more than 20 were pulled off a Home Office charter flight

Mail Online - 9 Dec 2020

E-border system to spot terrorists and dangerous criminals failed to check 80 per cent of passengers, NAO report finds

A new e-border system to catch suspected terrorists and dangerous criminals was so ineffective it failed to check 80 per cent of passengers

The Telegraph - 9 Dec 2020

Border Force plans to launch fleet of 55mph jet-skis costing £20,000 each to patrol the Channel and deter migrant boat gangs

Britain's Border Force is planning to launch a fleet of high-speed jet-skis to patrol the Channel in its fight to deter migrant boat gangs

Mail Online - 9 Dec 2020

Barefoot toddler among record 111 migrants to cross Channel in December

A barefoot toddler was among 111 migrants to cross the Channel in small boats on Monday, marking a record number of arrivals for a day in December

The Telegraph - 8 Dec 2020

Outraged locals react with 'horror' at plan to house 500 asylum seekers in portacabins on MoD land in picture-postcard Hampshire village

Locals have reacted with 'horror' to a proposal to house 500 asylum seekers in portable cabins near a picturesque village

Mail Online - 8 Dec 2020

Home Office 'will deport dozens of Channel migrants to France, Germany and Spain this week' - as lawyers launch a fresh bid to block their removal

The Home Office is set to deport dozens of Channel migrants to France, Germany and Spain this week, reports suggest

Mail Online - 8 Dec 2020

Benjamin Obese-Jecty: How to take back control of the narrative around foreign national offender deportations

Ben Obese-Jecty is a former British Army Infantry Officer and stood as the candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Conservative Home - 8 Dec 2020

Human rights law stops Turkish drug baron, 52, being deported from Britain despite judges ruling he was a 'danger to the community'

A Turkish drug baron ruled by judges to be a ‘danger to the community’ cannot be deported from Britain because it would breach his human rights

Mail Online - 7 Dec 2020

Face of Emily Jones's killer: First photo of schizophrenic Albanian woman, 30, who slashed throat of innocent seven-year-old girl in horrific random attack

A photo of the schizophrenic Albanian woman who slashed the throat of an innocent seven-year-old girl can be shared for the first time

Mail Online - 7 Dec 2020

How a revolutionary group of activists led by two veteran Marxists are waging campaign to stop foreign criminals being deported from Britain

A revolutionary group of activists led by two long-standing Marxists is waging the campaign to halt deportations of foreign criminals

Mail Online - 7 Dec 2020

The Human Rights Act is not infallible

Courts can make a declaration of incompatibility with the ECHR, leaving it to our Sovereign Parliament to decide

The Telegraph - 7 Dec 2020

Murderers and rapists could be barred from claiming asylum as part of Priti Patel's crackdown on immigration

Murderers and rapists to be prevented from claiming asylum, says Priti Patel, after the Jamaican deportation flight row

The Telegraph - 4 Dec 2020

'Banker' for people-smuggling gang arrested in London dawn raid as Home Secretary observes operation

A Syrian crime gang that has helped smuggle more than 600 migrants across the Channel has been exposed

The Telegraph - 4 Dec 2020

Priti Patel's fury at stars' insult to Windrush victims

Priti Patel tonight accused Labour MPs and 'do-gooding' celebrities of insulting Windrush victims

Mail Online - 4 Dec 2020

Labour, lawyers and luvvies block bid to deport rapists: Murderer and sex criminals were among 23 crooks spared from boarding flight to Jamaica at the last minute

A Jamaican murderer and two rapists avoided deportation today following legal challenges backed by Labour MPs and a host of celebrities

Mail Online - 3 Dec 2020

Ministers plan new law to make it harder for adult asylum seekers to pose as children after more than 2,000 attempt to hoodwink authorities in the past five years

Ministers are planning a law change to make it harder for adult asylum seekers to pretend to be children, it was revealed today

Mail Online - 3 Dec 2020

Minister blasts 'morally reprehensible' social media giants for failing to remove 'marketing material' for people-smugglers ferrying illegal migrants to Britain

Social media giants were blasted today for failing to remove 'marketing material' posted by 'ruthless' people-smugglers

Mail Online - 3 Dec 2020

Thirteen 'dangerous' criminals deported to Jamaica but more than 30 remain after legal challenges

Thirteen “dangerous” Jamaican criminals were deported on a flight on Tuesday night but more than 35 other offenders escaped removal from the UK

The Telegraph - 2 Dec 2020

Saving two migrants in the Channel has only confirmed to me the folly of the Government's approach

. Last year, the British public was assured that illegal crossings in the English Channel would cease

The Telegraph - 2 Dec 2020

Europe migrant crisis: Ten days of Atlantic peril in search of Spain

'This is not a good way to travel here, for my brother or for anyone,' complains Mohamed Zitouni, a Moroccan man who has lived in Spain for 20 years

BBC - 2 Dec 2020

Jamaican criminal who won battle to avoid deportation from the UK after his release from jail is charged with a new murder eight months later

A Jamaican convicted criminal who won a battle to avoid deportation from the UK when he was released from jail has been charged with murder

Mail Online - 1 Dec 2020

Priti Patel blasts Labour for defending murderers, rapists and drug dealers after they demanded she cancel flight deporting 28 convicted criminals to Jamaica

Priti Patel has blasted Labour for defending murderers, rapists and drug dealers after they demanded she cancel a flight to Jamaica

Mail Online - 1 Dec 2020

Visa applications open under UK's post-Brexit system

New immigration rules will be 'simple and flexible', ministers have promised, as the UK's points-based post-Brexit system prepares to go live

BBC - 1 Dec 2020

Asylum system to be shaken up as Government set to raise the bar on appeals

Asylum seekers’ rights to appeal are to be curbed in a bid to slash the number of spurious claims “without any merit” that clog up the courts

The Telegraph - 1 Dec 2020

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