asylum


Victims Of The Failure To Control Immigration

The failure to control immigration is a public safety nightmare. 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. Here are ten shocking examples of crimes committed since 2017 by […]

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 issued late last month. It includes news that nearly 50,000 people who were detected having illegally arrived in the UK by various means (see below and Home Office policy statement, March 2021). The document confirms that the […]

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.  […]

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 by activist lawyers and those with no right to be in the UK who are attempting to stave off their removal. The public has learned about these plans in nuggets released to the press in […]

New Statistics Point To Rising Asylum Abuse

New analysis of official statistics released by the Home Office points to increasing abuse of our asylum system by those who have broken the rules or by non-UK born criminals attempting to stave off deportation. The share of immigration offenders / foreign offenders who are claiming asylum from detention has tripled in size in just […]

France Rejects Over 60% Of Asylum Applications By Iranians At First Instance; The Uk Rejects Only 42%

Iranians who claim asylum have a more than 95% chance of staying on, legally or otherwise Only 182 failed Iranian asylum applicants are removed or depart each year despite 925 asylum rejections per annum (including after appeal) The British asylum system is less stringent than the one in France The UK needs to address the fact […]

24th January 2019 (Legal Matters, Migration Trends, Policy)

No Good Case For Expanding Working Rights Of Asylum Seekers

The majority of 355,000 asylum claims decided in the UK since 2004 have been rejected Extending working rights risks encouraging abuse of the asylum system for the purpose of ‘back-door’ economic immigration A change such as this would further muddy the distinction between genuine and bogus claims By doing so it would undermine public support for […]

18th October 2018 (Employment, Policy)

70% Of Albanians Who Applied For Asylum Between 2008-2014 Are Still In The Uk

Various newspapers have today carried reports that two men have been charged with people smuggling after a boat carrying 18 Albanian nationals was rescued off the Kent coast. For context, below is data from the Home Office on the outcome of asylum applications lodged by Albanian nationals. In the past, Home Office data shows that […]

31st May 2016 (Asylum, Migration Trends)

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