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Asylum seekers increasingly discriminated against in Wales

Asylum seekers increasingly discriminated against in Wales
Wales is known as a friendly tolerant country which generally welcomes visitors and new residents. With a history of migration, primarily from England, Wales has always held itself up as a role model for warm integration. However, new research reveals that many asylum seekers have been the victims of racial abuse and a large number are...

Political parties look to expat vote

Posted on November 3, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration France Spain US
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Political parties look to expat vote
Recent immigration debates have seen a surge in support from politicians towards the expat community who have been reminded by both Labour and Conservatives of the importance of their vote. Traditionally expat voting has been somewhat idle but with the border debate hot on the menu their say is seen as increasingly vital. A little more...

Mother of six jailed for hiding terrorist information inside Burkha

Mother of six jailed for hiding terrorist information inside Burkha
The Manchester Crown Court has found a 41-year-old woman guilty of possessing documents that could be used to aid terrorism. Houria Chahed Chentouf, originally from Morocco, was stopped by immigration officials at Liverpool John Lennon Airport last year and arrested the day after at a Longsight address in Manchester. The woman has been...

UK taxpayers supporting foreign based children

UK taxpayers supporting foreign based children
Treasury figures reveal that taxpayers in the UK are providing benefit payments for some 50,000 overseas children, mainly in Eastern Europe. The simple fact that if an EU nation worker is based in the UK then Britain will pay child-benefit tax to those left behind. The estimated cost according to latest Treasury numbers is over £20...

Immigration officials powerless to prevent fake student entries

Immigration officials powerless to prevent fake student entries
Despite the well publicised crack down on bogus registrations for UK-bound students, Immigration officials have claimed that the new rules are not working and that they are powerless to stop hordes of false registrars. The UK policy is that any non-EU students must apply through registered educational institutions and provide evidence that...

UK resumes Zimbabwe deportations despite ongoing violence claims

UK resumes Zimbabwe deportations despite ongoing violence claims
The UK Government has announced that it will resume scheduled deportation flights for failed Zimbabwean asylum seekers. The announcement comes just 24hrs after a torture investigator from the United Nations was refused entry into the country and Amnesty International claimed the nation was once again on the brink of violence. The High...

Suicide detention girl has been released

Posted on October 29, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration Legal US
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Suicide detention girl has been released
The high profile case of Adeoti Ogunsala, the 10-year-old Nigerian girl who attempted multiple suicides while being held in detention has been resolved with the young girl finally being freed. The failed asylum seeker was released by the UK Border Agency along with her mother Clementina from the Tinsley House centre near Gatwick Airport....

Continued disagreement on immigration

Posted on October 29, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration US
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Continued disagreement on immigration
The ongoing debate over Britain’s immigration issues and disputes over population growth have been widespread in recent weeks. For every claim there is a counter-claim and statistics are used from numerous sources which all support differing arguments. Last week a government backed study claimed that population numbers were booming with...

Guantanamo inmates reject government secret hearing request

Guantanamo inmates reject government secret hearing request
This week saw calls from seven ex-detainees from Guantanamo Bay call for the High Court to reject requests to for secret court hearings in their cases. The UK government has asked that hearings concerning allegations that Britain was complicit in the overseas torture of the ex-inmates be held behind closed doors. The seven people in...

Unskilled Bulgarian migration on the increase

Unskilled Bulgarian migration on the increase
More Bulgarian nationals are leaving the country in search of work, predominantly those aged 20 – 30 who have no professional qualifications. Bulgaria experienced a marked drop in emigration from 2000 – 2006  as the EU opened its borders to new members which resulted in a huge influx of workers from the Eastern bloc travelling to...