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Five Pakistanis held prior to boarding a UK flight

Five Pakistanis held prior to boarding a UK flight
Five Pakistani nationals have been arrested at Islamabad Airport as they were waiting for their boarding call for a UK-bound flight. All five were believed to have been detained under suspicion of offences relating to immigration. The flight itself, an Airblue ED 200 plane, did manage to leave at the scheduled time and arrived in the early...

Half of UK passengers now being tracked by e-borders

Half of UK passengers now being tracked by e-borders
The e-borders scheme that seeks the electronic monitoring of all passenger movement in and out of the UK is picking up pace despite the ongoing concerns of the government that it may have to shelve the programme amid fears over its legality. Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday the immigration minister Phil Woolas claimed that nearly...

Kenyan activist charged with supporting hate cleric rally riot

Kenyan activist charged with supporting hate cleric rally riot
A Muslim activist in Kenya is facing charges of deliberately inciting violence following the rally held in support of notorious hate-cleric Abudullah al-Faisal which descended into chaos last Friday. Al-Amin Kimathi was the organiser of the rally which expressed anger at the planned forced deportation of the preacher Abudullah al-Faisal...

Mayor Johnson stirs immigration flames with Nordic comparisons

Mayor Johnson stirs immigration flames with Nordic comparisons
London Mayor Boris Johnson has landed himself in hot water following his suggestions that Scandinavian and British people are similar not just in appearance but in their socially united aversion to immigration. Unsurprisingly, Johnson was immediately accused of anti-immigration rhetoric after declaring that Nordic people and Britons looked...

British migration to NZ overtaken by Chinese

British migration to NZ overtaken by Chinese
The ever-popular expat destination of New Zealand has for the first time on record seen the United Kingdom usurped from its place atop the family immigration table. New Zealand’s Family Sponsored Stream and the Partnership policy are the mechanisms used for accepting new residents and China has now overtaken traditional source Britain as...

Marginal seats to be decided by immigration policy

Marginal seats to be decided by immigration policy
The next general election is looming large and the contentious issue of immigration will likely dominate the eventual results, none more so in the dozens of marginal seats which could decide the outcome. While the incumbent Labour government has ruled out any capping of immigration numbers this will in all probability change under the...

Hate preacher deported from Kenya

Posted on January 18, 2010 in Politics UK Immigration US
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Hate preacher deported from Kenya
The infamous ‘hate-preacher’ who was deported from the UK in 2006, Abdullah al-Faisal, has once again been deported – this time from Kenya to Gambia. The Muslim-cleric, originally born in Jamaica, has been forced from Kenya although his exact location is still unclear.  He was detained by Kenyan authorities last week who supposedly...

Tory immigration cap will threaten industry claims council

Tory immigration cap will threaten industry claims council
The much publicised proclamation by the Conservatives that they will reduce annual immigration by 75 percent will create major dilemmas across the UK according to the Joint Council for the Welfare of immigrants. David Cameron’s bold claims, which dominated media this past week, have been denounced by the JCWI who argue that thousands of...

Sham marriages on the rise as immigration laws stiffen

Sham marriages on the rise as immigration laws stiffen
Bogus marriages in order to cheat the immigration system have risen by around 50 percent in the past year alone as stricter immigration controls mean more foreign nationals are turning to increasingly desperate measures to remain in the UK. According to statistics released by the Home Office, there have been 529 alleged cases of sham...

British low paid workers affected by Eastern European immigration

British low paid workers affected by Eastern European immigration
A new report has suggested that Britain’s lowest paid workers are now earning less than before thanks to the rush of new migrants from Eastern Europe. In the past six years there has been an influx of an estimated 1.5 million migrant workers from Eastern Europe following the Labour governments much criticised policy of opening British...