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UK Government Sued Over Man Wrongfully Arrested on Holiday

UK Government Sued Over Man Wrongfully Arrested on Holiday
It now appears that the UK government is going to be sued by a Congolese university lecturer who was apparently wrongfully arrested during a holiday visit to the UK. The man, Jean Pierre Djimbonge, age 52, was held just after he left a flight to Northern Ireland. He now thinks that he has been a victim of unfair treatment by emigration...

Gordon Brown Rules Out Compulsory ID cards

Posted on October 1, 2009 in Politics US
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Gordon Brown Rules Out Compulsory ID cards
It has been announced just recently that Gordon Brown has ruled out the possibility of compulsory ID cards for British Nationals. Of course, this statement was mostly a reiteration of an announcement that was made by Alan Johnson earlier this summer. Alan Johnson said that the government would not introduce a legislation that would make these...

Visiting lecturer sues immigration for wrongful detention

Visiting lecturer sues immigration for wrongful detention
The UK government is being sued for wrongful arrest following the bizarre case of a university lecturer from Congo, who was placed in detention whilst on holiday in the UK. 51-year-old Jean-Pierre Djimbonge has claimed that the only reason he was arrested is that he is black. Djimbonge was detained as he left a flight to Northern Ireland and...

Lady Scotland's housekeeper arrested

Posted on September 25, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration Legal US
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Lady Scotland's housekeeper arrested
Loloahi Tapui, the Tongan housekeeper at the centre of the Attorney General’s illegal worker scandal, has been arrested by immigration and police officers. Since the revelations that was illegal working at Scotland's home became public last week, Tapui has been on the run, successfully evading journalists and immigration officials who...

The Jungle is a sign of things to come

Posted on September 24, 2009 in Politics UK Legal France Spain US
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The Jungle is a sign of things to come
The shanty town migrant camp in Calais has closed, but already there are rumours of a new squat being set up around Dunkirk. Authorities now fear that as the international community becomes increasingly aware of Britain’s stronger controls on illegal migrants, this could be just the start of something a lot bigger. While there is a...

UK Border Agency fields complaint from Children's Commissioner

UK Border Agency fields complaint from Children's Commissioner
The Children’s Commissioner Sir Al Aynsley Green has spoken out over the handling of an African asylum seeker by The UK Border Agency last week. Ugandan woman Elizabeth Kiwunga ran away from her homeland in 2002 after claims that she was tortured and raped by henchmen belonging to the opponents of her husband’s political party. Ms...

Jungle closed by French Police

Posted on September 23, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration Legal France US
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Jungle closed by French Police
The French police have finally acted and rounded up hundreds of Iranian and Afghani refuges in an early morning raid on Calais’ notorious ‘Jungle’ migrant camp. UK authorities had earlier this week resisted calls from the U.N to accept some of the asylum seekers ahead of the planned closure by French authorities. A force of some 500...

Welfare group claims UK Border Agency has too much power

Welfare group claims UK Border Agency has too much power
The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has lashed out at the powers afforded to The UK Border Agency following the high-profile case of the Tongan woman who was discovered to be in the employment of Baroness Scotland. The London apartment of the Baroness was broken into by officials with a battering ram as they sought possessions...

Unfair UK immigration points system is breaking up families claim SNP

Unfair UK immigration points system is breaking up families claim SNP
The points-based system used by UK immigration is breaking up families according to the Scottish National Party. The SNP has spoken out and asked for changes to the system in which they claim inconsistencies are suffered by certain job types and annual income variances. The SNP’s calls for change follow the recent case of Thomas...

Lady Scotland to be investigated over illegal Tongan maid

Lady Scotland to be investigated over illegal Tongan maid
Inquiries have begun into the case of the British attorney general Lady Scotland and her apparent recruitment to her household staff of a non-valid UK visa holder. The UK Border Agency launched the inquiry after a complaint from a campaign group who accused the Baroness of breaching legislation she herself had helped enact. Lady Scotland is...