Media Reports Archive : March 2022


Homes for Ukraine: 2,700 visas issued, government reveals

There have been 2,700 visas issued for refugees coming to the UK as part of Homes for Ukraine

BBC - 31 Mar 2022

Tory MP praises rich Qataris as ‘right’ type of immigrant, not refugees ‘in rubber boats’

A Tory MP has demanded easier access to the UK for rich Qataris as the “right” type of immigrant

The Independent - 31 Mar 2022

Mitie HQ raid fuels concerns over outsourcer's Government contracts to run immigration centres

Mitie's lucrative work for the Government is under growing scrutiny after its offices were stormed by investigators

Mail Online - 31 Mar 2022

Delays to Ukrainian refugee applications ‘unacceptable’, admits minister

The refugees minister has blamed Home Office red tape for the 'unacceptable' delays to Ukrainians' applications for refuge in UK homes

The Times - 31 Mar 2022

Eight sanctioned Russian oligarchs were given ‘golden visas’ to live in Britain

Eight Russian oligarchs sanctioned by the UK over their links to Vladimir Putin were granted 'golden visas' to live in Britain

The Telegraph - 31 Mar 2022

Migrant Channel crossings top 3,000 this month

More than 3,000 migrants have crossed the Channel this month, Home Office figures show

The Times - 30 Mar 2022

Number of migrants to cross English Channel in small boats this year passes 4,500 mark with more than 3,000 people arriving this month alone - triple the amount in March 2021

More than 4,500 migrants have crossed the English Channel by small boat so far this year

Mail Online - 30 Mar 2022

Around 100,000 migrants could arrive in Britain this year, Nigel Farage predicts

Nigel Farage has predicted as many as 100,000 migrants could arrive in Britain this year

GB News - 30 Mar 2022

UK likely to criminalise illicit refugee crossings after MPs’ rebellion averted

The government convincingly won a string of votes to restore elements changed in the House of Lords

Guardian - 29 Mar 2022

Maidenhead Holiday Inn and gym to close to the public as asylum seekers welcomed

The Home Office will soon be using the Manor Lane hotel to house asylum seekers while their claims for sanctuary and protection in the UK are assessed

Reading & Berkshire News - 29 Mar 2022

AXE ALERT Boris Johnson could sack Home Secretary Priti Patel after losing grip of Channel migrant crisis

BORIS Johnson could sack Home Secretary Priti Patel after losing grip of the Channel migrant crisis

The Sun - 29 Mar 2022

Pilot accused of flying illegal immigrants into UK on his aircraft set to plead not guilty

Pilot Richard Styles is set to plead not guilty to flying illegal immigrants into the UK on his aircraft

GB News - 29 Mar 2022

Little girl with no shoes is among dozens of migrants to arrive in Dover today after battling cold and wet conditions at sea

At least 30 people are thought to have made the perilous journey across the 21-mile Dover Strait

Mail Online - 29 Mar 2022

Boris Johnson’s council in row after charging to take in Syrian but not Ukrainian refugees

Boris Johnson's local council has charged householders for offering their homes to Syrian refugees but not Ukrainians

Telegraph - 28 Mar 2022

'What's taking so long?' Thousands of British families offering sanctuary to Ukrainian refugees are stuck in a massive backlog - with the Home Office 'seriously behind schedule'

Thousands of British families who have offered sanctuary to Ukrainian refugees were stuck in a massive backlog last night

Mail Online - 28 Mar 2022

Why are hundreds of illegal migrants ushered into Britain every week – while only a trickle of Ukrainian refugees have made it here legitimately, asks SUE REID

The English Channel was as still as a mill pond this week when the traffickers pulled off their most audacious act yet

Mail Online - 28 Mar 2022

People smuggler who moved migrants across the Channel into Kent and France jailed

A high-ranking member of an organised crime group thought to be behind the transportation of hundreds of people has been jailed

Kent Online - 25 Mar 2022

Dozens more migrants arrive in UK as total for year nears 4,000: Border Force escort three groups into Dover after being picked up in Channel with numbers expected to rise in warm weather

Dozens of migrants have arrived in the UK by small boat this morning - as the total number of crossings for the year approaches 4,000

Mail Online - 25 Mar 2022

How to fix Britain’s broken asylum system

The Homes for Ukraine scheme and a less bureaucratic visa scheme has now allayed some of the exasperation felt by a sympathetic general public

The Spectator - 24 Mar 2022

Tory rebels ‘on side of criminals’ if they vote against immigration Bill, say Priti Patel allies

Priti Patel's political allies have warned Conservative rebels that they are 'on the side of criminals' if they vote against the border bill

Telegraph - 22 Mar 2022

Another 30 Channel migrants land in Dover today with 'dozens more' expected after Border Force stopped 213 on Monday - bringing total attempting crossing to nearly 3,500 so far this year

More than 200 migrants illegally crossed the Channel in small boats on Monday after people-smugglers took advantage of clear weather and calm seas

Mail Online - 22 Mar 2022

Ministerial grace-and-favour homes could be used to house Ukrainian refugees

Chequers, Chevening and other ministerial grace-and-favour homes could house Ukrainian refugees

Telegraph - 21 Mar 2022

Gangster behind the deadly global trade in Vietnamese migrants

Time finally ran out for Vo Van Hong when police smashed down the door of his dingy flat above the Pizzeria Milano in the largely immigrant Anderlecht

The Times - 21 Mar 2022

Kremlin spies and assassins to pose as refugees to enter Europe

VLADIMIR Putin plans to use the refugee crisis he created in Ukraine as a cover for sending spies and assassins into Europe

Sunday Express - 21 Mar 2022

Hong Kong Migrants Find U.K. Is a World Turned Upside-Down

Official figures showed that 103,900 people applied for a British National (Overseas) visa during 2021

Bloomberg - 18 Mar 2022

Nearly 3,000 migrants have crossed Channel already this year in 97 boats including 1,439 people in March as crossings soar above 2021's record levels

Almost 3,000 migrants have crossed the Channel by boat so far this year

Mail Online - 18 Mar 2022

Adults hosting Ukrainian refugee families with children must undergo ‘enhanced’ checks

All British adults who host Ukrainian refugee families with children will have to undergo 'enhanced' security checks

Telegraph - 18 Mar 2022

Rebellion plot over Priti Patel’s ‘immoral’ plan to process migrants offshore

As many as 50 Conservative MPs will next week try to force the Home Office to drop plans to process asylum seekers' claims outside of the UK

Telegraph - 18 Mar 2022

Channel crossings: Baby and children among over 900 people trying to reach to UK aboard small boats

A baby and several other children were among more than 900 people risking the perilous journey across the Channel

Sky News - 17 Mar 2022

Nearly 700 migrants cross the Channel in two days

A total of 279 migrants crossed the Channel in nine boats yesterday, a day after a record was set for this year

The Times - 17 Mar 2022

Funding row over CCTV to halt Channel migrants

Plans to install a CCTV network along the Channel coast to catch people-smugglers have been scaled back

The Times - 17 Mar 2022

Matching service for Ukrainian refugees to help fleeing families find homes in Britain

A website that has found sponsor homes for nearly 6,000 Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion is now turning its attention to finding homes in UK

Telegraph - 16 Mar 2022

Businesses rush to find thousands of Ukrainian refugees jobs in the UK

More than 100 businesses have joined together to provide Ukrainian refugees with jobs

Telegraph - 16 Mar 2022

'Controlling and abusive' asylum seeker, 20, who strangled his girlfriend with a skipping rope beside their sleeping four-month-old baby is found guilty of murder

A 'controlling and abusive' man who strangled his girlfriend and left her dead next to their sleeping baby has been convicted of murder

Mail Online - 16 Mar 2022

Channel migrant crossings reach record for a single day this year as more than 300 including babies and small children take advantage of calmer seas and 60F temperatures

More than 300 migrants including small babies are believed to have crossed the Channel

Mail Online - 16 Mar 2022

No Cap on Number of Ukrainian Refugees, Confirms UK Government

The British government has confirmed that there will be no limit on the number of Ukrainian refugees who can live with host families

Breitbart - 16 Mar 2022

More than 44,000 offer to house a Ukrainian refugee as UK’s ‘DIY asylum’ scheme opens

More than 44,000 people offered to host a Ukrainian refugee in their homes within the first five hours

Telegraph - 15 Mar 2022

Refugee website crashes as Britons rush to take in Ukrainians

More than 44,000 Britons offer spare rooms in first six hours

The Times - 15 Mar 2022

Ukrainians coming to Britain under ‘rooms-for-refugees’ scheme to get full welfare benefits

Ukrainians coming to Britain under the “rooms-for-refugees” programme are set to get full access to UK welfare benefits

Telegraph - 14 Mar 2022

Michael Gove says MILLIONS of Britons could be willing to accept Ukrainian refugees with £350-a-month government 'thank you' and first arrivals NEXT WEEK - as minister admits he is not sure if he can host anyone and only 3,000 UK visas issu

Michael Gove today suggested millions of Britons could be ready to host Ukrainian refugees with a £350-a-month government 'thank-you'

Mail Online - 14 Mar 2022

At least 19 migrants missing after boat capsizes off coast of Libya

A boat carrying about two dozen migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya

Guardian - 14 Mar 2022

Britons paid £350 a month for providing a room to Ukrainian refugees

HOUSEHOLDERS are to get £350 a month for providing a room for Ukrainian refugees under a generous new scheme

Sunday Express - 14 Mar 2022

Priti Patel plan for Navy to tackle Channel migrants ‘has failed before it started’, say MPs

Priti Patel's plan to put the military in charge of tackling Channel migrants has 'failed before it has started'

Telegraph - 11 Mar 2022

British public will be asked to take Ukrainian refugees into their homes

The British public will be asked to offer homes to tens of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion

Telegraph - 11 Mar 2022

Illegal immigrant locked up after cops storm £95k Wolverhampton cannabis farm

An illegal immigrant caught growing a £95,000 cannabis farm during a night of chaos in the Black Country has been locked up

Birmingham Mail - 11 Mar 2022

Employers told visa system has been made ‘infinitely easier’

Employers struggling with skills gaps in the UK should revisit the UK work visa system because recent changes have made applying “infinitely easier”

The Times - 11 Mar 2022

Post-Brexit shortfall of EU workers cancelled out by staff from rest of world

The Brexit shortfall of EU workers has already been filled by staff from the rest of the world, official figures show

Telegraph - 2 Mar 2022

Britain to allow more than 200,000 Ukrainian refugees to come to the UK

Britain is to allow up to 200,000 Ukrainian refugees to come to the UK

Telegraph - 2 Mar 2022

House of Lords Wrecks Borders Bill Clause Criminalising Illegal Boat Migration James Black Wed 3/2/2022 10:22 AM Alp quoted i

Peers in the upper house of the British Parliament voted by a margin of 204 to 126 to reject Clause 11 of the bill

Breitbart - 2 Mar 2022

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