Asylum


Consultation On Immigration Appeals

Migrationwatch Briefing Paper No 8.28 summarised some of the main features of the government’s recently published Draft (Partial) Immigration and Citizenship Bill and appended a copy of the submissions made by Migrationwatch to the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons. The draft is described as partial because some important topics have been omitted, […]

5th November 2008 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Refugees)

Migrationwatch Invited To Put Forward Policy Suggestions

Following the evidence which we gave to the Economic Committee of the House of Lords, Migrationwatch were invited by a Cross Party Group of Parliamentarians to put forward suggestions as to how immigration issues should be tackled in a way that took account and also tackles the need to preserve the competitiveness of the economy […]

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.

Overview Of The Dutch Asylum And Immigration System

Dutch methods of regulating migration About the author Dr Jeroen Doomernik is researcher and programme manager at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) and lecturer in political science at the University of Amsterdam. He holds an MA in social anthropology and a PhD in human geography. Introduction 1. In contrast to the United […]

Migrationwatch Response To Report By The Independent Asylum Commission

Responding to today’s Interim report from the Independent Asylum Commission think-tank Migrationwatch says that the document has completely ignored the fact that in recent years just over 60% of asylum claims in the UK have been rejected as not genuine. ‘Despite its official sounding title, this is a private initiative by a number of charities […]

27th March 2008 (Asylum)

The Lisbon Treaty: More Red-tape Round Our Border Controls?

The Lisbon Treaty could further weaken Britain’s ability to control her own borders, according to a report out today by Migrationwatch. The Treaty now sets the EU the specific aim of developing "common policies" for both asylum and immigration, including uniform standards for asylum. It also widens EU powers to define the rights of legal […]

Visa ‘outsourcing’ Likely To Fuel Big Increase In Illegal Immigration Warns Think-tank

A Government decision to ‘outsource’ applications for visas by foreigners coming to Britain is likely to lead to an increase in illegal immigration, while the government’s capacity to remove them is close to zero, think-tank Migrationwatch warned today. Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) at British Embassies and Consulates around the world are responsible for the issue […]

At Last, A Big Idea From The Libdems. Pity It’s Such A Foolish One

Commentaryby Sir Andrew Green At last the LibDems have noticed that we have a problem over immigration. For years they have been in denial but yesterday’s conference debate is their first tiny step toward reality. They even have a big idea. Unfortunately, it is an extremely foolish one. They are calling for ‘an earned route […]

Immigration Divides England Into Two Zones

Commentary News today that one in four children born in Britain has a foreign parent is clearest possible evidence of the effect of mass immigration on our society. Many people simply don’t understand how this could have happened without anyone being consulted and they are deeply concerned about the future. Is it a cock up […]

Simplification Of Immigration Law: Tidying Up Legislation

Submission by Migrationwatch in response to the Border & Immigration Agency of the Home Office Consultation Document. The Border and Immigration Agency of the Home Office (successor to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate) recently published a consultation paper……. The latest addition, the UK Borders Bill, is another substantial piece of legislation currently going through the […]

29th June 2007 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Policy, Refugees)

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