Legal Matters


June 2021 - May 2021

24,000 people illegally crossed the Channel this year but just five have been returned

There have just five removals in 2021 of illegal cross-Channel migrants to safe European countries. The news…

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What do the public think about illegal Channel crossings?

55% of the public, including 77% of voters who backed the Tories at the last election, believe the Governmen…

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Experimental official research: Net migration in year to June 2020 was 247,000

According to new provisional estimates by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), net migration from overs…

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Our written evidence on the government’s proposed asylum reforms

The government announced changes to the immigration and asylum system in March 2021. See the Home Secretary‚…

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April 2021 - March 2021

100,000+ convictions for not paying television licence fee but fewer than 50 for illegal entry

There were 114,000 convictions of UK residents for TV licence fee evasion in 2019 (Ministry of Justice data)…

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Illegal entries rose even as global travel was restricted during pandemic

The government has detailed its proposals for tackling abuse of the asylum system in a new policy statement …

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Alarming rise in abuse of modern slavery laws

Two in three modern slavery referrals made by foreign nationals in detention that were concluded between 201…

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Our comment on government’s asylum proposals

Commenting Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: ‚ÄúThese proposals are welcome. They are, right…

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An amnesty for illegal immigrants would risk lives

Summary 1. The PM said of his asylum policy on 18 March 2021: ‚ÄúThe objective here is to save life.” …

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What might be in the government’s plan to tackle abusive legal claims by activist lawyers?

The Home Office is on the verge of releasing its plan to reform asylum rules to deter vexatious legal claims…

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New statistics point to rising asylum fraud

New analysis of official statistics released by the Home Office points to increasing abuse of our asylum sys…

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Save our green space by restoring sense to immigration policy

Figures released by the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government show that we have lost near…

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New evidence of our failing asylum system which costs you £1bn per year

New Home Office statistics provide even more cause for thinking that the UK‚Äôs asylum system is rapidly bec…

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Zero removals of illegal Channel immigrants in 2021 so far

Times columnist Melanie Phillips recently pointed to the pernicious effect of the lack of effective action b…

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February 2021

Toughen up on illegal immigration

New Freedom of Information data revealed that, between 2015 and 2019, there were 44,415 raids on private hom…

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Are anti-trafficking laws being abused for immigration purposes?

1. Modern slavery and people trafficking are evils. The former is the ‚Äúthe recruitment, movement, harbouri…

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