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Sniff out the truth on migration data

I hesitated before deciding to contribute to the crowdfunding efforts of the Full Frontal Nerdity DVD (a show combining stand-up comedy and science). …

Landlords shunning foreigners because of their accents, after new rules preventing illegal migrants from renting

Landlords are preparing to turn away tenants just because they have a foreign accent, as a consequence of new rules making it an offence to let rooms …

Housing

Theresa May expects Tory manifesto to include net migration target

Theresa May has indicated that she expects the Conservative manifesto to include a target to cut net migration, despite the concerns of senior colleagues and the failure to meet the goal of reducing it to “tens of thousands” in the current parliament.<p>Her comments came after figures showed net …

United Kingdom

Far-right Pegida eclipsed by its opponents at first UK demo

A rally of thousands of anti-fascists, trade unionists and faith representatives dwarfed the first UK demonstration by a far-right group against the “Islamisation of Europe” on Saturday, forming a counter-protest at least four times as large.<p>Pegida UK held its first event in Newcastle, with some …

Far-right Politics

Why we need to scrap the net migration target

There are no easy answers to the questions immigration throws up, so politicians should stop making empty promises<p>The quarterly migration statistics …

TV review: Obscenity and abuse on Immigration Street

Love Productions made Benefits Street last year and it caused a nationwide furore and nearly melted Twitter as well as provoking raucous TV debates, …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Data Protection

Workpermit.com

Follow us for latest updates on visas around the World<p><i>1 week 2 hours</i> ago<p>UK Tier 2 visa salary requirement £50,000 plus out of reach for non-EU …

TUC launches new guide in 13 languages to combat migrant worker exploitation

Today the TUC is launching the online guide <i>Working in the UK</i> in 13 languages including Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian, Portuguese and Italian to combat …

Chantelle Winnie: ‘I’m proud of my skin’

The morning I’m due to meet Chantelle Winnie, I’m at the doctor’s and mention I’m interviewing someone with the skin condition vitiligo. The doctor’s advice is to maintain eye contact throughout. Never let the eye wander towards her physical “abnormalities”. I had been prepared to ask Chantelle …

TED Talks

High price paid by asylum seekers on reaching Europe’s affluent nations

“Racist” asylum and immigration policies have led to the UK having one of the highest death rates of migrants across Europe over the past five years, according to an audit examining the state’s treatment of asylum seekers.<p>Analysis by the London-based Institute of Race Relations thinktank found that …

Human Rights

Greece pledges to shut immigrant detention centres

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's new left-wing government pledged on Saturday to close down detention centres for illegal immigrants that have long been …

Immigration posters: 'Time to celebrate, not vilify us'

A poster campaign to celebrate the positive contribution immigrants make to British society has been launched to challenge widespread …

Campaign group secures a third of funding for nationwide "I Am An Immigrant" campaign ahead of General Election

In the run up to the General Election there will be plenty of mudslinging and it's quite likely some of it will be directed towards the main parties' …

Posters Celebrating Immigrants Are Going To Appear Across The Country

The campaign has already raised £36,000 to put pro-immigration posters at railway stations and on the London Underground.<p>We wanted to counter the negative rhetoric that's been used across all media platforms and irresponsible media outlets and irresponsible politicians. We wanted to make it clear …

Amnesty Calls for Germany, France and UK to Take Action on Migrant Deaths

The European director of Amnesty International is calling on all EU member states to take action on EU migration, singling out France, Germany and …

It wasn't those on benefits and migrants who stole our money - it was the bankers and the uber-wealthy

There’s a joke that’s been doing the rounds on social media for the past few months: A banker, a migrant and a UKIP voter are sat around a table. On …

UK Economy

AMAZING HEADLINE! Thanks so much to The Huffington Post for this wonderful article about #MigrantsMoveMe

The migrant vote and just who is British anyway?

My parents came to Britain from India in 1975 as ambitious young adults. Forty years on, they have spent many more years in England than anywhere else, always immersing themselves in British life.<p>They have soaked up British culture, made British friends, had British children, become British …

Elections

International Education News l The PIE News l I am an Immigrant campaign seeks funding in UK

The “I am an Immigrant” campaign, organised by MAX (Movement Against Xenophobia), is hoping to change the negative stigma surrounding immigrants in …

‘I Am An Immigrant’ Posters in Britain to Challenge Political Rhetoric

Sixty five years on and the issue of immigration is once again dominating the political rhetoric in the run up to the general election.<p>In response, a …

Join in. Celebrate immigrants. Put your face on the poster & RT: #MigrantsMoveMe

British politics has laid the ground for Pegida

A British chapter of the German far-right movement Pegida, which held a 25,000-strong rally against the “Islamisation of Europe” in Dresden last month, is planning to demonstrate in Newcastle on 28 February, with similar events potentially to follow in Birmingham and London. It is another sign of …

Religion

The Guardian view on Syrian refugees: more should be allowed to come to the UK

The monstrous tragedy of the war in Iraq and Syria drags whirlpools of smaller tragedy along with it, and few among them are so saddening as the European response to the refugees who have been driven from their homes. <i>Once we had a country and we thought it fair, Look in the atlas and you’ll find it</i> …

Middle East

Ahead of the general election, let’s be honest about the positives of immigration

For an island nation, Britain has always had a complicated relationship with immigration. Fuelled by the current political landscape and the impact of the global recession, the past few years have seen an explosion of fiery rhetoric on migration and the topic is stubbornly refusing to go …

Elections

China's slowdown spells trouble for migrant workers' pensions

By Alexandra Harney<p>SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's flagging economy is making it harder for Beijing to mend holes in its pension system for 166 million …

​‘Deeply disturbing’: Children held at migrant detention center despite govt pledge

Three children were imprisoned at a UK immigration detention center despite the government’s prior commitment to end the practice, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons has found.<p>The independent prisons watchdog carries out regular inspections of jails in England and Wales, and reports on the …