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British immigration map revealed

Wed, 07 Sep 2005 15:31:41 GMT

Immigration has contributed half of Britain's population growth in 10 years, according to new research.

Immigration abuse fines unveiled

Wed, 22 Jun 2005 17:20:35 GMT

Parents who hire foreign nannies illegally could face £2,000 on-the-spot fines under planned immigration laws.

Asylum detentions 'breaking law'

Mon, 20 Jun 2005 07:52:08 GMT

Amnesty International condemns the number of asylum seekers being detained by the government before their claims are heard.

UK is 'top spot for EU migration'

Wed, 01 Jun 2005 19:14:45 GMT

The UK is the top work destination for people from the new EU states, a report says.

Asylum applications down by 17%

Tue, 17 May 2005 11:45:59 GMT

The number of asylum seekers arriving in Britain fell by 17% in the first quarter of 2005, the Home Office says.

Two jailed over people smuggling

Thu, 26 May 2005 16:20:19 GMT

Two people involved in getting illegal immigrants to work in fish and chip shops in Shropshire are jailed.

New workers 'not hitting wages'

Thu, 26 May 2005 15:49:37 GMT

An estimated 176,000 workers from the EU's newest member states have come to the UK since the union's expansion.

Clarke unveils immigration plan

Mon, 07 Feb 2005 20:26:45 GMT

The home secretary says a five-year plans will overhaul the system.

Gangmasters watchdog launched

Thu, 13 Jan 2005 14:33:41 GMT

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority is set up to regulate gangmasters who supply work to agricultural businesses.

Charity rejects asylum work plan

Wed, 01 Jun 2005 01:57:43 GMT

A national charity pulls out of a plan to force asylum seekers to work for nothing.

Asylum abuse is 'not surprising'

Wed, 02 Mar 2005 16:17:18 GMT

Groups working with asylum-seekers say they are 'not surprised' by allegations of abuse at a detention centre.

Asylum seekers 'denied justice'

Mon, 16 May 2005 23:08:32 GMT

Growing numbers of asylum seekers are being denied help because of legal aid funding changes, a report says.

Asylum seeker 'held unlawfully'

Wed, 25 May 2005 14:51:10 GMT

A boy of 15 from Afghanistan wins more than £10,000 in compensation from the Home Office.

Darfur survivors in No 10 protest

Mon, 02 May 2005 17:03:21 GMT

More than 200 asylum seekers from Darfur protest outside Downing St, demanding £30m to fund more peacekeepers.

Immigrant children centres fears

Wed, 18 May 2005 10:45:35 GMT

The provision of care for children at immigration detention centres in Scotland and England is criticised.

Asylum seeker celebrates release

Wed, 22 Jun 2005 05:51:50 GMT

A protest to support a Kent asylum seeker becomes a celebratory rally as he is freed from detention.

Charity targets London underclass

Mon, 23 May 2005 10:28:22 GMT

An International charity targets asylum seekers, sex workers and the homeless in London.

Immigrant escapes revealed

Thu, 26 May 2005 03:50:03 GMT

Thirteen men have escaped from a Hampshire detention centre in the last two years, it emerges.

Asylum death 'natural'

Tue, 17 May 2005 12:57:58 GMT

A verdict of death by natural causes is returned on a woman who collapsed after arriving in Dover in a lorry.

Anger as asylum seekers moved

Wed, 23 Feb 2005 11:56:26 GMT

A row breaks out over delays in asylum applications after 17 Iranians are forced to move from Exeter to Bristol.

Asylum homes given up

Thu, 17 Feb 2005 08:33:08 GMT

Boarded up houses previously reserved for asylum seekers are handed back to a council.

Immigrants allege Italian abuses

Mon, 20 Jun 2005 17:51:54 GMT

Asylum seekers in Italy say they are subject to a range of abuses at detention centres, Amnesty International reports.

Barriers still exist in larger EU

Sun, 01 May 2005 13:25:32 GMT

Thousands of workers have used EU enlargement to work in western Europe, but countries such as Germany remain reluctant to open up their labour markets.

Spain stands by immigrant amnesty

Wed, 25 May 2005 14:01:33 GMT

Spain's three-month amnesty for illegal immigrants drew criticism.

Sweden 'violated' torture treaty

Sat, 21 May 2005 00:09:13 GMT

Sweden is found guilty of violating the convention against torture for deporting an asylum seeker to Egypt.

Slovak borders targeted

Wed, 11 May 2005 13:26:16 GMT

Slovakia is now being targeted as the weakest link for smuggling people into the EU, reports the BBC's Tamsin Smith.

Anger over Dutch expulsion plans

Fri, 13 May 2005 14:15:18 GMT

A Dutch minister says the cabinet backs her plans to curb immigration from the Netherlands Antilles.

France to tighten migrant rules

Wed, 11 May 2005 15:15:14 GMT

France's government announces a raft of new measures, designed to tackle illegal immigration.

Asylum falling around the world

Tue, 01 Mar 2005 10:32:05 GMT

The number of asylum seekers continues to drop around the industrialised world, says the UN's refugee agency.

Party policies on immigration

Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:43:11 GMT

How do the party policies differ on asylum and immigration in the run up to the general election?

Asylum removals on the rise

Tue, 22 Feb 2005 17:01:37 GMT

The number of asylum seekers coming to the UK has continued to fall, according to the latest government figures. But what does it tell us about what's going on?

Migration: How points will work

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 00:09:52 GMT

How ministers want to change the work permit system for migrants.

Q&A: Tory immigration plans

Mon, 24 Jan 2005 13:05:42 GMT

A guide to Conservative plans for annual quotas for immigration and asylum.

Full Text: Howard speech

Wed, 22 Sep 2004 10:31:58 GMT

Tory leader Michael Howard sets out his immigration policy.

Q&A: EU immigration changes

Mon, 25 Oct 2004 10:25:07 GMT

EU states look set to end the need for unanimous agreement on immigration policy but what will it mean for Britain?

Life inside: The asylum detainee

Mon, 20 Jun 2005 05:58:06 GMT

An asylum detainee tells his story from inside a removal centre as he waits deportation.

Morecambe Bay: One year on

Sat, 05 Feb 2005 04:40:11 GMT

What has changed in the year since 23 people drowned picking cockles in Morecambe Bay?

The man who smuggled 300

Fri, 11 Feb 2005 16:31:22 GMT

A prolific people smuggler has been jailed - but how did he manage to stay hidden for so many years?

China students in fight for visas

Fri, 18 Feb 2005 16:21:28 GMT

University battles with immigration officials over rights to bring in students.

Immigration plans raise questions

Mon, 24 Jan 2005 15:36:22 GMT

If anyone was in any doubt that immigration will be a key election issue, then Michael Howard's speech proposing a new system, was all the confirmation you would need.

Foreign corner of an English field

Mon, 11 Oct 2004 12:11:19 GMT

How agriculture increasingly depends on immigration.