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French identity debate overshadowed by immigration fears

French identity debate overshadowed by immigration fears
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called the national identity debate an exercise in soul-searching but immigration fears are threatening to derail the supposed noble initiative. The identity debate was launched with much fanfare last month by Sarkozy’s right-wing government in order for ordinary citizens to explain what it means to...

New facial recognition technology to be rolled out at Heathrow Airport

New facial recognition technology to be rolled out at Heathrow Airport
In recent weeks the roll out of facial recognition technology passport gates at Gatwick and Manchester Airports have been hailed as an important advancement in waiting time and financial improvements. Now comes news that London Heathrow Airport will also adopt the new electronic border gates in 2010 with stated aims being to reduce the...

Common asylum system for the EU urged by Cypriot minister

Common asylum system for the EU urged by Cypriot minister
The Cypriot Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis has repeated his country’s calls for a common EU asylum system that will provide relief to smaller states which are coming increasingly under immigration pressure. Sylikiotis made the statement on his return from Brussels at the Larnaka International Airport, where he claimed that the...

Welsh rugby league side Crusaders facing heavy fine over visas

Welsh rugby league side Crusaders facing heavy fine over visas
Still reeling from a managerial fiasco that led to six of their players being sent home earlier this year, the Welsh rugby league club Celtic Crusaders is now facing additional fines of up to £60,000. Tony Duggan, Damien Quinn, Darren Mapp, Jace van Dijk, Mark Dalle and Josh Hannay were all deported from the UK in August having been found...

Suspected brothel raids net five

Suspected brothel raids net five
Officers from the UK Border Agency have netted a total of five immigration offenders in a series of raids across Colchester and Ipswich at suspected brothels. On the 23rd of November the UKBA led a joint operation in conjunction with Suffolk and Essex police, the Metropolitan Police Clubs and the Department for Work and Pensions which saw...

Q3 statistics for immigration and asylum released by Home Office

Q3 statistics for immigration and asylum released by Home Office
Last week saw the UK Home Office release immigration statistics for the period from July to September 2009. These statistics cover asylum applications, removals from the United Kingdom of illegal migrants and migration figures from Eastern Europe. According to Border and Immigration Minister Phil Woolas the statistics show that net...

UKBA crackdowns on illegal workers in Lincolnshire

UKBA crackdowns on illegal workers in Lincolnshire
Some 17 illegal workers have been caught in the latest UK Border Agency raids across Lincolnshire as the agency continues its campaign of targeting rogue employers. The UKBA has made a very public fight to seek out and close down those who lure illegal migrants to the UK for illegal jobs. On November 20th in the early evening officers...

New poll reveals immigration backlash

Posted on December 1, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration US
STORY LINK New poll reveals immigration backlash
New poll reveals immigration backlash
On a day where government released statistics showed that immigration fell by 163,000 in 2008 a new poll from Migrationwatch UK has revealed that the vast majority of the British public are worried about immigration and want it dramatically slashed to limit any forecasted population explosion. In order to prevent the UK population reaching...

Lord Pearson plays on Islam fears to win Ukip party nomination

Lord Pearson plays on Islam fears to win Ukip party nomination
Lord Pearson, the former conservative and millionaire campaigner against immigration, has been elected to the position of Leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip) on the back of his promotion of the ‘growing threat of Islamism’. Announced to the post yesterday, Lord Pearson of Rannoch’s campaign has had at its heart the question of...

Indian students facing desperate times in the UK

Indian students facing desperate times in the UK
In London, Sikh temples offer solace and a free lunch for hundreds of destitute and desperate Indian students who are discovering that the dream they bought into of a worry-free and beneficial student life in the UK is far from reality. Increasingly commonplace amongst students from the sub-continent, many Indian immigrants are struggling...