Illegal Immigration

French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants
Priti Patel greets Afghan refugees at Heathrow Airport
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French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants

Home secretary warned threat could have ‘negative impact on our co-operation’
9 Sep 2021
Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants
Migrants arriving in the UK
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Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants

Priti Patel may withhold £54m payment promised to Paris to curb illegal crossings
7 Sep 2021
Why a migrant hunger strike could bring down Belgium’s government
Medics evacuate a hunger striker from St John the Baptist church at the Béguinage in Brussels
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Why a migrant hunger strike could bring down Belgium’s government

Some protesters reportedly close to death as Brussels continues to refuse pleas for formal residency
21 Jul 2021
Why migrants are surging on Spain’s southern border with Morocco
Spanish Civil guards approach a migrant in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta
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Why migrants are surging on Spain’s southern border with Morocco

Rabat scales back border protections in retaliation over long-running Saharan dispute
19 May 2021
How can Joe Biden solve the US-Mexican border problem?
US border guards with a group of detained migrants
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How can Joe Biden solve the US-Mexican border problem?

President angers Republicans by ditching Trump-era migrant cap
5 May 2021
Biden facing first major test amid migrant border surge
Migrants cross the shallow Rio Grande to gain entry into El Paso, Texas
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Biden facing first major test amid migrant border surge

Republicans and Democrats await president’s opening move on illegal immigration
22 Mar 2021
Explained: Johnson’s offshore migrant detention plans
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street wearing a face mask.
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Explained: Johnson’s offshore migrant detention plans

Flurry of leaks reveal government is considering a series of ideas to reform asylum screening
1 Oct 2020

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Explained: Patel’s plan to ship migrants to south Atlantic
Home Secretary Priti Patel arrives at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
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Explained: Patel’s plan to ship migrants to south Atlantic

Home Office officials asked to look into building migrant centres on Ascension and St Helena
30 Sep 2020
Britain tops EU table for child asylum claims
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Britain tops EU table for child asylum claims

Number of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in UK rose to 3,650 last year
26 Jun 2020
Home Office ‘has no idea’ how many people in UK illegally
Priti Patel
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Home Office ‘has no idea’ how many people in UK illegally

New NAO report says government has not updated estimated figures for undocumented migrants for 15 years
17 Jun 2020
Migrants to be used as ‘whistle-blowers’ to nab traffickers
italy migration
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Migrants to be used as ‘whistle-blowers’ to nab traffickers

National Crime Agency to offer more lenient treatment to immigration offenders who help jail smugglers
1 Jun 2020
Italy to grant 600,000 illegal migrants right to stay
italy migration
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Italy to grant 600,000 illegal migrants right to stay

Plan prompted by labour shortages amid coronavirus lockdown
7 May 2020
Instant Opinion: BBC in trouble ‘because UK TV is now bad'
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Instant Opinion: BBC in trouble ‘because UK TV is now bad'

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 10 February
10 Feb 2020
Essex lorry deaths: who has been arrested?
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Essex lorry deaths: who has been arrested?

Eight more people detained as postmortem examinations of the 39 victims continue
4 Nov 2019
Will Trump’s tariffs solve his Mexico ‘immigration problem’?
Honduras Migrant Caravan crosses border into Guatemala toward Mexico, US as Trump threatens to halt humanitarian aid
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Will Trump’s tariffs solve his Mexico ‘immigration problem’?

US president announces 5% tax on all goods from neighbouring nation in bid to halt migrant influx
31 May 2019
Fact check: how much does illegal immigration cost the US?
US border
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Fact check: how much does illegal immigration cost the US?

Groups on both sides of the immigration debate have questioned Donald Trump’s latest figures
21 Dec 2018
Fifteen children found inside refrigerated lorry in Sussex
Newhaven Port, Sussex
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Fifteen children found inside refrigerated lorry in Sussex

Driver arrested after Vietnamese youngsters and six adults discovered in shipment of sparkling water
7 Nov 2018
Migrant caravan: 4,000 trekking towards US border
Honduras Migrant Caravan crosses border into Guatemala toward Mexico, US as Trump threatens to halt humanitarian aid
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Migrant caravan: 4,000 trekking towards US border

Donald Trump threatens to halt humanitarian aid to Central America unless Hondurans fleeing violence are stopped
18 Oct 2018
Trump’s faith guru: ‘Jesus was not an illegal immigrant’
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Trump’s faith guru: ‘Jesus was not an illegal immigrant’

Televangelist Paula White says Christ ‘would not have been our Messiah’ if he had broken immigration laws
12 Jul 2018
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