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Britain blamed for rise in Islamic extremism

Britain blamed for rise in Islamic extremism
The UK has been accused of being a menace to the outside world, as the perception by American’s that the Britain has failed to tackle Islamic extremism boiled over. Policymakers in the US said the attempted bombing of a flight to Detroit by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is believed to have been radicalised in London, was further...

Dutch woman convicted for part in marriage visa scam

Dutch woman convicted for part in marriage visa scam
A Dutch woman has been jailed for six months after being involved in a scam marriage that was intended to assist a non-EU citizen to continue living in the UK on a marriage visa. Eunice Ridderstap was arrested on the 18th of July when police, acting on intelligence gathered by UK immigration officials raided the Parish Church of St Albans...

Questions raised over student visas

Posted on December 31, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration Visas US
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Questions raised over student visas
The recent attempted bombing of an aircraft by a terrorist with connections with Britain raise serious questions about the issuance of student visas. Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, who comes from a wealthy Nigerian family, was already displaying signs of extremism when he was issued with a visa to study at University College in 2005. After...

Lady Thatcher complained about Asian immigration

 Lady Thatcher complained about Asian immigration
New files given to the National Archives show that shortly after becoming prime minister, Lady Thatcher complained about the amount of Asian immigrants being allowed into the UK. Documents which were published yesterday under the 30 year rule provide further light on Lady Thatcher’s attitudes on immigration and race. They reveal that...

New papers show Thatcher anger at non white refugee housing

New papers show Thatcher anger at non white refugee housing
Papers released yesterday to the National Archives under the 30-year legislation have thrown new light on the opinions and attitudes of the Iron Lady, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Amongst the revelations that are sure to feature heavily in the nation’s media over coming days are details that the former PM was bitterly opposed...

Young boy held in immigration van ordeal during UKBA raid

Young boy held in immigration van ordeal during UKBA raid
A nine-year-old boy was incarcerated in an immigration van for three hours whilst his mother attended hospital claim outraged relatives. The child, known only as M for security reasons, had his family taken to the immigration removal centre at Yarl’s Wood near Clapham in Bedforshire. The boy was forcibly separated from his mother and...

2.8 million Unemployed in Britain

Posted on December 30, 2009 in Health and Environment UK Immigration US
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2.8 million Unemployed in Britain
The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development for Britain announced yesterday that it expects the unemployment level to continue to rise next year, with a paek of 2.8 million forecasted. While the estimates are a considerable improvement from previous forecasts which had predicted a high of 3.2 million unemployed when the economic...

UK allows hit and run death driver to remain

Posted on December 29, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration Legal US
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UK allows hit and run death driver to remain
A UK asylum seeker who was the driver that fled the scene of a fatal car crash that left a young girl dead has been allowed to remain in Britain. 31-year-old Aso Mohammed Ibrahim of Blackburn was jailed for four months after hitting 12-year-old Amy Houston in 2003. Ibrahim used human rights legislation to invoke the clause that he had a...

Home Secretary claims US advised of terror suspect

Home Secretary claims US advised of terror suspect
Alan Johnson, the UK Home Secretary, has found himself in the middle of yet another row over immigration after he suggested that authorities in the United States had been forewarned of the presence of suspected terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Johnson has stated that the would-be airline bomber was refused entry into the UK earlier this...

Spotlight on air travel searches in wake of terror attack

Spotlight on air travel searches in wake of terror attack
The recent high-profile terror attack on a Detroit-bound transatlantic flight has once again brought the question of airport security checks into the spotlight. The alleged attempt at blowing up the plane has left many wondering just what measures are being taken. Following the incident the US issued a worldwide request for assistance from...