Legal Matters


Toughen Up On Illegal Immigration

New Freedom of Information data revealed that, between 2015 and 2019, there were 44,415 raids on private homes and on care homes thought to be employing illegal workers, resulting in just 7,578 people being removed (see media report). Fewer than one in six raids led to removal. These enforcement visits appear to be just a […]

Are Anti-trafficking Laws Being Abused For Immigration Purposes?

1. Modern slavery and people trafficking are evils. The former is the “the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation”.   Under Section 2, Part 1 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, a person […]

19th February 2021 (Current Affairs, Legal Matters, Policy)

Growing Deficiencies In Immigration Enforcement

Ex-senior government officials say there are likely to be more than a million illegal migrants in the UK and that a government estimate found that between 150,000 and 250,000 people fail to leave the UK when they should each year or illegally enter (pp.27-28 of report by think tank Civitas). The number of illegal migrants […]

17th December 2020 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Policy, Terrorism)

How The Open Borders Industry Uses Victimology Dogma To Get Its Own Way

The Windrush scandal has brought into sharp relief the power and reach of Britain’s immigration industry. The government’s mishandling of the rights of those who had been granted settlement was a bureaucratic mistake. However, what is worse is that this scandal has subsequently been weaponised by powerful interests in order to imply that the strategy […]

Independent Watchdog Reveals Channel Migrants Dangle Children Overboard Unless Illegal Entry Is Allowed

Report on illegal entries by the Independent Borders Watchdog is devastating for the government Government missed chance to prevent surge in Channel migrants due to failure to take ‘more decisive action’ earlier on (p.6). Border Force crew believe they are being used as ‘taxi service‘ by illegal immigrants as Channel crossings reach record levels (p.73) […]

The Shocking Failure To Deport Dangerous Criminals

Lefty lawyers succeeded in stopping criminals including rapists and killers from being deported to Jamaica because 23 serious crooks submitted last-minute appeals – including human rights claims – which led to them avoiding removal.  Only 13 criminals from an original list of 57 were on board a Home Office charter plane which took off from […]

Written Evidence On Channel Crossings Submitted To House Of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee

1.  We make this submission after considering reports and official statistics that have been released about Channel crossings, asylum and enforcement in recent months. These include publications by the Home Office (HO), the National Audit Office (NAO), the House of Commons Library, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee and the Independent Chief Inspector of […]

Asylum Being Abused: Claimants Caught Lying About Age

Minister for Immigration Compliance Chris Philp told the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee that the government are planning a law change aimed at making it harder for adult asylum seekers to pretend to be children. Last year the UK received more than 3,500 unaccompanied asylum seeking children, the highest number of any country […]

23rd November 2020 (Asylum, Current Affairs, Legal Matters, Policy)

Estimated Cost Of Housing And Payments For Failed Asylum Claimants

What is the estimated cost of supporting asylum seekers and how has it changed? 1. The overall cost of the asylum system is nearly £1 billion per annum (Home Office figures for 2019/20). As part of this spending, the government is required by the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (henceforth ‘the 1999 Act’) to provide […]

3rd October 2020 (Asylum, Enforcement, Legal Matters, Policy)

Only One In Every 42 Illegal Channel Arrivals Returned To Europe

Between 1 January 2019 and 1 October 2020, 237 migrants who crossed the English Channel were returned to mainland Europe. This is just over 2% of of just under 10,000 or so people who have been reported illegally crossing the Channel since the start of 2019 (see our Tracker) – only one in every 42 […]

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