THE NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL: BENEFITTING PEOPLE SMUGGLERS AT THE EXPENSE OF REFUGEES

“On Thursday the 9th of December, the Nationality and Borders bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons. The Nationality and Borders bill that Patel introduced in July 2021[1] aims to stop the criminal gangs those who smuggle people to the UK via irregular routes. In particular, the bill aims to stop irregular channel crossings from occurring,Continue reading “THE NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL: BENEFITTING PEOPLE SMUGGLERS AT THE EXPENSE OF REFUGEES”

MPs reject bid to stop ‘pushback’ of migrant boats from endangering lives

MPs have voted down a bid by parliament’s human rights committee to make it illegal for immigration officers to attempt to “push back” migrant boats in the English Channel in a way which would endanger lives. The pushback proposal, which would involve Border Force boats physically turning back dinghies heading from France to the UK, is oneContinue reading “MPs reject bid to stop ‘pushback’ of migrant boats from endangering lives”

Channel migrants are sent 500 miles on buses to Scotland after arriving on beaches in Kent as record 4,000 make dangerous crossing this month

Dozens took the eight-hour journey to Dungavel immigration detention centre Until now, migrants have been processed in Home Office facilities near Dover  A baby clutching its mother’s chest among 200 migrants to arrive yesterday What happens when someone arrives in the UK after crossing the Channel? By Rory Tingle The vast majority of people crossingContinue reading “Channel migrants are sent 500 miles on buses to Scotland after arriving on beaches in Kent as record 4,000 make dangerous crossing this month”

Channel migrants sent 500 miles to notorious Dungavel centre in Scotland for asylum processing

Migrants who risk their lives crossing the English Channel are being sent to the Dungavel detention centre in Scotland for processing as the Home Office buckles under the rising numbers. Dozens of Channel boat people have been sent to the notorious Dungavel immigration detention centre in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire in the last few weeks. Until crossings roseContinue reading “Channel migrants sent 500 miles to notorious Dungavel centre in Scotland for asylum processing”

Migrants stranded in France don’t know where to turn as they plan for Channel crossing

Migrants determined to make the crossing to the UK say they do not know where to turn, with available options either “difficult” or “dangerous”. People in Calais hoping to one day to reach England told The Independent that those going by lorry often end up being stopped by police but the journey across the Channel by boat feelsContinue reading “Migrants stranded in France don’t know where to turn as they plan for Channel crossing”

Journalist prompts backlash for suggesting those who cross the Channel come for ‘jobs’ and ‘benefits’

A journalist has been criticised after he claimed those coming into the UK in small boats via the English Channel were “coming with just expectation” of receiving a job and benefits. In a debate on Good Morning Britain, The Times’ political sketch writer Quentin Letts sparked controversy after he made the claim, suggesting Britain was “regarded as a softContinue reading “Journalist prompts backlash for suggesting those who cross the Channel come for ‘jobs’ and ‘benefits’”

Manslaughter investigation opened after migrant dies while attempting to cross the English Channel

A manslaughter investigation has been opened after a migrant died trying to cross the channel, a French prosecutor has said. One migrant in his 30s was pulled from the water unconscious and was later pronounced dead when rescuers returned to shore, it has been reported. Another migrant is thought to be missing after the incidentContinue reading “Manslaughter investigation opened after migrant dies while attempting to cross the English Channel”

French police open fire on migrants’ dinghy on Dunkirk beach with potentially lethal rubber bullets to stop their illegal boat crossing the Channel to the UK

French police shot migrants with rubber bullets to prevent Channel crossings Investigation by French national police authorities got under way last night Shooting happened at Dunkirk as eight Iranian Kurds carried a dinghy to the sea French police have shot migrants with potentially lethal rubber bullets to stop their illegal boat crossing the Channel to the UK.Continue reading “French police open fire on migrants’ dinghy on Dunkirk beach with potentially lethal rubber bullets to stop their illegal boat crossing the Channel to the UK”

France shoots migrants trying to reach Britain from beach of Dunkirk

French police have been accused of firing rubber bullets at migrants attempting to cross the English Channel.  It would be the first known case of gun tactics being used against migrants making the journey and comes amid a dramatic escalation in illegal crossings.  The number of people who have made the journey in small boatsContinue reading “France shoots migrants trying to reach Britain from beach of Dunkirk”

Migrants who steer dinghies across English Channel to claim asylum will no longer be prosecuted

New legal guidance released by the CPS on Tuesday says: “In cases involving the use of a boat where the sole intention is to be intercepted by Border Force at sea and brought into port for asylum claims to be made, no breach of immigration law will take place … the same applies where theContinue reading “Migrants who steer dinghies across English Channel to claim asylum will no longer be prosecuted”