Terrorism


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 […]

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)

Independent Watchdog Raises Concern Border Force Being Used As Taxi Service

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

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 Stansted […]

Sir Andrew Green: 10 Reasons Our Visa System Is Rotten To The Core

Commentary in The Daily Mail 30 December, 2009 We got lucky – this time. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian graduate of University College London who tried to blow up a passenger aircraft over Detroit was turned down for a student visa when he applied for one in May. He had been stupid enough to try […]

30th December 2009 (Education, Terrorism, Visas/Work Permits)

Recent Case Law On Asylum And Immigration

The government has recently suffered a number of setbacks in asylum and immigration cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Two cases are summarised in Migrationwatch Briefing Paper 8.25: The Libyan case and the Abu Qatada case.

Big Majority For Human Rights Opt-out Over Terror Threat

There is overwhelming public support for a much tougher line to be taken against terrorists and suspected terrorists including withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights reveals a new poll out today. A YouGov poll conducted on behalf of think-tank MigrationWatch showed that, when asked if the UK should renounce its membership of the […]

New Uk Human Rights Laws Needed To Counter New Threat

The terrorist suspects arrested this week will be able to remain in Britain indefinitely and at public expense whether or not they are found guilty. That is the conclusion of a report issued today by the think-tank Migrationwatch which also recommends that we pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and write […]

Government Were Warned Over Security Weaknesses Of Visa System

It emerged today that the Government were warned two years ago that the system of visa checks was inadequate for countries where there were particular concerns over terrorism. Think-tank Migrationwatch issued a warning on 23 August, 2005 that pressure on our visa sections could compromise security. The report said that large numbers of people from […]

3rd July 2007 (Terrorism, Visas/Work Permits)

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