Media Reports Archive : February 2021


Number of migrants given asylum in UK fell by more than half in 2020 to lowest figure in six years, new figures show

The UK granted asylum or offered some form of protection to almost 10,000 people last year - falling by more than half that of 2019, new figures show

26 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Record low number of foreign crooks are being kicked out of UK after deportations slumped by 34% last year, figures

The number of foreign criminals deported from Britain plummeted by 34 per cent to a record low last year

26 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Successful asylum seeker faces deportation after rape

A successful Kurdish asylum seeker faces deportation back to northern Iraq after being convicted of rape

25 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Northern Echo
Covid outbreak at ex-Army barracks housing asylum seekers saw 178 positive tests in January alone with Priti Patel blaming rule-breakers as MPs say Channel migrants should face the same hotel quarantine rules as travellers from 'red list' cou

A coronavirus outbreak at an ex-Army barracks which is used to house asylum seekers has seen almost 200 migrants test positive for the disease so far

25 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
NHS’s immigrant workforce is no cause for celebration

THE reliance of the NHS on immigrant labour is often cited as a symbol of Britain’s diversity and progressivism

25 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Conservative Woman
Number of foreign nationals who overstay their visas after arriving in Britain DOUBLES in just five years, new report claims

The number of foreign nationals overstaying their visas in Britain has nearly doubled in five years, a report said yesterday

24 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Channel migrants should face 'red list' quarantine, say Tory MPs

Channel migrants should face 'red list' quarantine, Tory MPs have said amid fears of high Covid rates in northern France

24 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
Migrants in dawn Channel dash were 'Vietnamese': Around 20 people detained by Border Force after landing in Dover are believed to have travelled 10,000 miles from south east Asia

This is the moment a group of around 20 migrants landed in a dinghy on a Kent beach at dawn

24 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Border Force detained 49 migrants in four separate incidents today following overnight crossing attempts which saw French authorities pick up 126 people, Home Office says

49 migrants were picked up attempting to cross the Channel today in four separate small boat incidents, the Home Office has said

23 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
More than 170 migrants try to cross Channel in one day as dozens detained at Dover

More than 170 migrants attempted to cross the Channel today with nearly 50 reaching the UK on one of the busiest days of the year so far

23 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
Sudanese migrant who wanted to reach Britain stabs French immigration worker, 46, to death after being told his asylum application had been rejected

A Sudanese refugee stabbed an immigration officer to death in southern France after learning his asylum request had been rejected

22 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Palestinian refugee who went on hunger strike in bizarre row with Home Office over his age now wants Supreme Court judges to rule he's 26 and not 31

A Palestinian refugee who went on hunger strike in a bizarre row with the Home Office about his age wants Supreme Court justices to consider his case

22 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Why Denmark's immigrants are losing hope of ever becoming citizens

For immigrants like Miss Doabi, who used to be described in more welcoming times as 'New Danes', the country is feeling less and less like home

22 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
Why Britain's anti-immigration politicians are opening the doors to thousands of Hong Kongers

Eighteen months ago, Malcolm was at the vanguard of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

22 Feb 2021 - Media Report: CNN
£1,000 fee charged by Home Office for child to register as a British citizen is unlawful, Court of Appeal rules

The case was brought by a girl known as 'O'

19 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Thousands in Hong Kong sign up to BNO visa scheme for UK citizenship

Almost 5,000 Hongkongers have already applied for the UK’s visa route a fortnight after the scheme opened, The Times has learnt

18 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Times
Convicted Islamic terrorist sentenced to death for plotting to kill Egyptian PM ‘is on verge of WINNING 27-year legal battle to stay in UK as a refugee’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9260703/Terrorist-sentenced-death-Egypt-verge-WINNING-legal-battle-stay-UK.html

18 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration visits Napier Barracks

The Chief Inspector of Border and Immigration has visited Napier Barracks in Folkestone as part of an inspection of contingency asylum accommodation

18 Feb 2021 - Media Report: ITV
Firm approach to illegal immigration the only way to curb Covid variants

A reader's letter

18 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Hereford Times
Immigration Enforcement officers dealing with three Iraqis after Sawbridgeworth incident

Three Iraqi men are being dealt with by Immigration Enforcement after an incident in Sawbridgeworth at the weekend

16 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Bishop's Stortford Independent
UK visa offer to Hong Kongers fails to help thousands wanting to flee

Around 7,000 Hong Kongers sought settlement in the UK on BNO passports between last summer and the opening of formal applications for the BNO scheme

16 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Financial Times
Deportation lawyers 'are taking us for a ride': Justice Secretary warns over abuse of asylum laws after celebrity-backed bid to block Jamaica flight returning Caribbean criminals

The Lord Chancellor has blasted lawyers who deliberately delay immigration cases by lodging last-minute human rights claims

15 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Somalian double rapist, 49, can stay in UK after winning deportation battle on human rights grounds - as judge says he will face 'degrading' treatment in home nation due to his mental health

A Somalian double rapist has been allowed to stay in the UK on human rights grounds after a judge said he would face 'degrading' treatment

15 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Meet the Hong Kong expat proving to be a thorn in HSBC’s side

Now in exile in Britain, Ted Hui is determined to hold another powerful organisation to account. London-listed HSBC

15 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
Covid has changed the immigration debate

It is hard to think of a more sensitive topic than the connection between sexual violence against women and the surge in Muslim immigration

15 Feb 2021 - Media Report: UnHerd
Drones help capture and jail people smuggler who steered 30 migrants across Channel in overcrowded boat

Drones help capture and jail people smuggler who steered 30 migrants across Channel in overcrowded boat

12 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
'Welcoming' Stoke-on-Trent set to refuse more asylum seekers until other areas take 'fair share'

Council chiefs say they will refuse to take more dispersed asylum seekers – if the government does not order other areas to do their 'fair share'.

12 Feb 2021 - Media Report: StokeOnTrentLive
Is THIS where travellers will be forced to quarantine for 10 days for £1,750? Passengers face stay in £50-a-night three-star hotel yards from the runway - while down the road migrants are housed in four-star rival

The apparent freedom afforded to the migrants at the four-star neighbouring hotel contrasts with the draconian measures awaiting passengers

11 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Police and Border Force swoop as seven Albanian stowaways are found on board cargo ship off Dorset coast

Seven Albanian stowaways have been arrested after they were found on a cargo ship bound for Dorset

11 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Nearly 5m EU citizens apply for British residency after Brexit

Nearly five million EU citizens, more than all the people who live in Croatia, have applied for settled status in Britain after Brexit

10 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
Priti Patel will probe claims of furious traveller who said she walked through Heathrow in 10 minutes with NO checks after returning from South Africa amid calls for tougher controls

The Home Secretary is to probe claims made by a passenger who said she walked through Heathrow unchecked after arriving from South Africa

10 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Home Office drops plan to house asylum seekers in 'prison-style' camp

The Home Office has abandoned controversial plans to house nearly 200 asylum seekers in what campaigners have described as a “prison-style” camp

10 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Guardian
Stoke-on-Trent has fifth highest asylum seeker rate in UK as MP quizzes Priti Patel on 'disproportionate' impact

A Stoke-on-Trent MP has quizzed Home Secretary Priti Patel over the 'disproportionate' number of asylum seekers in the city

10 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Stoke and Trent Live
Home Office rows back after Hancock says refugees from Covid-19 hotspots will be denied entry

The Home Office has rowed back after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said asylum seekers from Covid-19 'red line' countries would be sent back

10 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Mirror
Boris Johnson is urged to toughen border controls after traveller from South Africa reveals she walked through Heathrow in 10 minutes with NO checks

The Prime Minister has been urged to toughen border controls

9 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Border Force detain 49 migrants at Dover after they attempted to cross English Channel in three boats before Storm Darcy hit taking total number of arrivals this year to 285

Border Force detained 49 migrants at Dover after they attempted to cross the English Channel in three boats on Saturday

9 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Immigration minister denies asylum barracks ‘public health disaster’ despite over 100 Covid cases at site

The immigration minister has denied that using former army barracks to house asylum seekers has been a “public health disaster”

9 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Independent
Illegal migrants' vaccine amnesty: Up to 1.3million are urged to register for a Covid-19 jab in drive for herd immunity... with promise they'll face NO action from the Home Office

Illegal immigrants will be granted an 'amnesty' to come forward for Covid jabs, the Daily Mail can reveal today

8 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
More hotel quarantine farce: As government scrambles to find rooms for its border plan, a Crowne Plaza two miles from Heathrow is home to 400 asylum seekers... and two nearby migrant detention centres stand almost empty

Hundreds of asylum seekers are being housed at a large hotel near Heathrow

8 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Hongkongers left to build bridges for a new life in UK

The exodus from Hong Kong is due to a controversial security law which Beijing imposed on the former British colony last June

8 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
Up to 205,000 passengers from countries with new variant could arrive in UK before hotel quarantine

Up to 205,000 passengers from countries with confirmed new variant cases are expected to enter the UK before hotel quarantine is enforced

8 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
Five arrested over immigration offences in Northants after lorry stopped on M1

Five people have been arrested for immigration offences

8 Feb 2021 - Media Report: ITV
Ministers are 'flying blind' on migrant statistics because monitoring how many foreigners are travelling to and from Britain has 'fallen apart' during Covid-19 pandemic

The pandemic has skewed crucial data on migration, leaving the Government ‘flying blind’ on the statistics, a study warns today

5 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Pandemic means UK can no longer track how many migrants are enterbing or leaving country

The pandemic means the UK can no longer track how many migrants are entering or leaving the UK, says a University of Oxford report

5 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
London no longer calling as population shock takes hold

Even when the last Covid restrictions are lifted from London, there may be a little less bustle on its streets and elbow-jostling at its drinking dens

5 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
Who would have thought it? Labour MPs have finally seen the merits of tough borders

Something strange is happening in politics. The two main parties seem to have swapped places.

3 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
Kuwaiti hit-and-run driver who mowed down two 18-year-olds has STILL not been deported from UK more than a year after prison release as he cites human rights law

A Kuwaiti hit-and-run driver who mowed down two 18-year-olds has still not been deported from the UK more than a year after his release from prison

3 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Illegal immigrants caught tending to massive cannabis mansion

Police discovered an £800,000 cannabis grow when they raided a large house next to a nursery in Derbyshire

3 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Derbyshire Telegraph
Tadcaster immigration operation

Police have detained three people in Tadcaster on suspicion of being illegal immigrants

3 Feb 2021 - Media Report: York Press
Hong Kong migration agents report rush of inquiries for UK visas

Migration agents in Hong Kong say they have had a rush of inquiries from people seeking to access the new visa scheme

3 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Guardian
Romanian professional pickpocket, 20, who preyed on mothers caring for their children while she was pregnant is facing deportation after racking up 11 convictions in a year

A pickpocket who targeted mothers looking after their children could be deported after being convicted 11 times in the last ten years

2 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Police arrest another nine people over ex-army barracks 'torched by angry asylum seekers'

Police have arrested another nine people after an ex-army barracks was allegedly torched by angry asylum seekers

2 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
EU border agency suspends operations in Hungary

Frontex has suspended operations in Hungary

2 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Politico
Hartlepool councillor who shared post likening an immigrant to a dog to have sanctions reviewed

A councillor who was hit with punishments after sharing ‘offensive and racist’ Facebook posts is to have his sanctions reviewed

2 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Northern Echo
U.K. Passports for Hong Kong Bankers Will Disrupt Property Markets

The U.K. starts taking applications as of Jan. 31 under a new immigration program for Hong Kong residents

1 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Bloomberg
Five are arrested over migrant riot at ex-army barracks ‘torched by angry asylum seekers’ after they were told they would not be transferred to a hotel because of Covid outbreak

Five men have been arrested over the riot at an ex-army barracks that was 'torched by angry asylum seekers' in a row over conditions

1 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Brazilian sex worker, 31, is caught at Heathrow with 2.6lb of cocaine in his stomach after turning to drug smuggling when he ran out of money due to the pandemic

A sex worker who swallowed 101 packages of cocaine before attempting to smuggle the class A drugs into the UK has been jailed for more than four years

1 Feb 2021 - Media Report: Mail Online
Channel migrants set fire to Kent barracks after Covid outbreak

Channel migrants have set fire to their Kent barracks. Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, called the fire an “appalling” incident

1 Feb 2021 - Media Report: The Telegraph
Faith leaders oppose Yarl's Wood asylum seeker prefab plans

More than 40 faith group leaders have written to the government opposing plans to build temporary accommodation to house about 200 asylum seekers

1 Feb 2021 - Media Report: BBC

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