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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

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 […]

Overseas Net Migration To Scotland Nearly Tripled In A Year

Overseas net migration to Scotland nearly tripled between 2018 and 2019, from 10,000 to 28,000 (newly-released ONS statistics). To see more on the topic of immigration and Scotland, see our written evidence to a Parliamentary Committee from early 2018.

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

Official statistics show that over half of asylum seekers whose age was checked after they claimed to be under 18 were found to be adults between Q2 2016 and Q2 2020. That is just under 1,600 out of 3,100 cases. Ahmed Hassan, the Parsons Green Tube bomber, was one of many adult migrants who lied […]

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

Afraid Of Public Scrutiny, Government Scraps Vital Immigration Control Via Backdoor

Proposed new immigration rules contain devil in the detail – namely a very large reduction in the salary that skilled workers will need to earn in order to settle here (from just under £36,000 now to as low as £20,500). Astoundingly, details of this have been hidden from the public and press – the change […]

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 […]

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)

Illegal Channel Crossings Are A Huge Injustice

Illegal Channel crossings have spiralled upwards this year. More people crossed in September 2020 than during all of 2019. It’s part of a larger European debacle which began in earnest with Angela Merkel’s foolhardy invitation in the summer of 2015 to irregular migrants to come to Germany. Nearly 1.9 million people have illegally crossed into […]

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