Refugees


Housing Asylum Claimants In Hotels Costs £70 Million Per Year (or More)

As of 28 February 2021, there were approximately 8,700 people accommodated in under 90 different hotels across the UK. This is to be found in correspondence from the Home Office to the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, dated February 2021. (The Home Office confirmed in September that the figure may have dropped slightly […]

What Is The Evidence Of Asylum Fraud?

“There are many people abusing the system – I’m not ashamed of saying that., People are desperate for a better life and sometimes they will lie for it.” – Liverpool clergyman Mohammad Eghtedarian, 2016 (see media report). ‘Fraud’ means deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair […]

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’s statement to Parliament on the government’s proposals. A policy statement is available here. Migration Watch UK welcomes the government’s renewed efforts to deter illegal immigration and tackle asylum abuse. Illegal entry is “most common method of entry for […]

How The Failure To Enforce Immigration Law Threatens The Public

The failure to enforce immigration law threatens the public. Victims up and down the UK would not have had their lives taken, or changed forever, had immigration been effectively controlled and enforced. Urgent action is required now in order to prevent more victims. Below is a list of shocking examples of crimes committed since 2017 […]

Our Comment On Government’s Asylum Proposals

Commenting Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “These proposals are welcome. They are, rightly, designed to remove those who make false claims and to deter “asylum shoppers” who come here from countries where they are already safe. The asylum system has come very close to collapse because of high numbers and increasing abuse.  […]

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 by the government to tackle illegal Channel crossings (see piece, published 2 March 2021). Statistics released by the Home Office suggest that, between 1 January 2019 and 1 October 2020, less than 250 migrants who crossed the English Channel […]

Nothing Is Less True Than The Claim We Are A Nation Of Migrants

There is a very persistent myth about Britain, that we are ‘a nation of immigrants.’ Ed West in his excellent book The Diversity Illusion, debunks this claim comprehensively

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 Blasts Government For Failing To Prevent Surge In Illegal Channel Crossings Early On

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) […]

Trends In Asylum-related Support And Accommodation

The UK’s asylum system is being overwhelmed and abused (see our paper). One symptom of the beleaguered state of the system is that the number of people housed at taxpayer expense has tripled since 2012. In the year to September, the total number of people housed stood at 60,000 – the population of a small […]

18th September 2020 (Asylum, Migration Trends, Policy, Refugees)

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