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    1. 16 hours ago

      Yvette Cooper urges ‘immoral’ UK to take 10,000 refugees

      Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, has said the UK should take in 10,000 refugees from the Middle East and...

    2. August 31, 2015

      East-west tensions break out over call to share migrant burden

      Long-simmering tensions between Europe’s east and west over how to handle a massive influx of migrants burst back into...

    1. August 31, 2015

      France to build refugee camp in Calais

      France is to build a permanent refugee camp in Calais 13 years after closing a similar centre in the nearby town of...

    2. August 31, 2015

      The refugee crisis reveals what we have become

      When Sir Nicholas Winton died in July, he was widely celebrated for a few days. Obituarists eulogised his work in...

    3. August 30, 2015

      Migration on agenda as David Cameron sets out on EU quest

      David Cameron will visit Portugal and Spain this week as he seeks to accelerate his attempts to renegotiate Britain’s...

    4. August 27, 2015

      David Cameron’s net migration target is a damaging sideshow

      Every three months new immigration statistics remind David Cameron of the most fraught issue in his in-tray. Britons...

    5. August 27, 2015

      Net immigration to UK hits record high of 330,000

      A rise in the number of foreign nationals seeking work in Britain has pushed net migration to an all-time record of...

    6. August 27, 2015

      Business brands UK migration target ‘bizarre and unachievable’

      Business leaders have called on the Home Office to undertake a full assessment of what the government’s “bizarre and...

    7. August 25, 2015

      Shops hiring illegal migrants face closure under UK crackdown

      UK border officials will be given powers to temporarily close businesses that break the law by giving jobs to illegal...

    8. August 21, 2015

      UK social enterprise aims to turn migrants into entrepreneurs

      In Brazil, Felipe Gonçalves was a freelance photographer, buzzing around film sets and taking assignments from glossy...

    9. August 20, 2015

      Migrant focus switches to Belgian and Dutch ports

      Belgium and the Netherlands are being asked to help keep illegal migrants from British ports following a tightening of...

    10. August 20, 2015

      Calais gangs cash in on migrants’ desperation to reach UK

      The gangs of Calais come from countries as far away as Eritrea, Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam, all drawn by the promise...

    11. August 13, 2015

      Cameron’s advisers warn against raising skilled worker salary thresholds

      David Cameron’s plan to raise the minimum thresholds of salaries for skilled migrants coming to the UK from outside...

    12. August 12, 2015

      Ruthless UK employers trap migrants in ‘modern-day slavery’

      Exploitation of migrant workers by unscrupulous UK employers is on the increase, the government’s anti-slavery...

    13. August 12, 2015

      UK migration: Toil, trouble and tension

      In the fenlands surrounding Boston, Lincolnshire, neatly-planted rows of cabbages and broccoli stretch out for miles....

    14. August 12, 2015

      Migrants and government both need help with their English

      The UK government intends to introduce laws requiring “every public sector worker in a public-facing role to speak...

    15. August 10, 2015

      Employers are target in effort to curb migrants

      Employers who hire illegal immigrants in care homes, building sites and as cleaners will be “hit from all angles”, a UK...

    16. August 10, 2015

      Employers of illegal migrants face UK government crackdown

      Companies employing illegal migrants in the UK will be the target of a government crackdown focusing on the...

    17. August 9, 2015

      Outsourcers running UK immigration centres put to the test

      Abdal Albashiar arrived at London’s Heathrow airport in 1998 after fleeing what he says was persecution by Sudan’s...

    18. August 7, 2015

      Optimistic manifesto of a Frenchman scorned by migrants

      As a Frenchman, I cannot help feeling a little offended that so many people are willing to risk their lives to leave...

    19. August 7, 2015

      Three in 10 feel migrants benefit the UK

      Britons are more welcoming towards migrants than Americans or Germans, according to a poll showing that nearly three in...

    20. August 7, 2015

      Calais migrants: hauliers fear Channel tunnel night closure plans

      Haulage companies have hit out at plans being considered by the government to close the Channel tunnel at night if the...

    21. August 3, 2015

      David Cameron accused of failing to get a grip on migrant crisis

      David Cameron was accused of failing to get a grip on the Calais crisis on Monday after another 700 attempts were made...

    22. August 3, 2015

      UK complaints over Calais crisis find little sympathy in the EU

      British complaints over a few thousand people in Calais trying to cross its borders find few sympathetic ears around...

    23. August 3, 2015

      Landlords demand clarity on migrants crackdown

      Buy-to-let landlords have branded government threats to jail those who lease properties to illegal migrants as a...

    24. August 3, 2015

      Britain not ‘land of milk and honey’, says immigration minister

      James Brokenshire, the immigration minister, said on Sunday that the government wanted to show the UK was not a “land...

    25. July 31, 2015

      Calais crisis adds fuel to charged UK debate on migration

      David Cameron returned to Downing Street on Friday after a Far East tour to confront the humanitarian and commercial...

    26. July 31, 2015

      Europe must take the long view on migration

      The European project has achieved many things but it has not abolished geography. This rich, orderly continent still...

    27. July 31, 2015

      David Cameron announces measures to tackle Calais migrants crisis

      Extra sniffer dogs and security fencing are to be sent to France, while Ministry of Defence land in Kent will be used...

    28. July 30, 2015

      Calais crisis: for migrants, England is the dream

      Night has fallen over Calais and Muhammed’s long wait is finally over: he warms his hands over a small campfire one...

    29. July 29, 2015

      Calais migrant crisis drives UK hauliers from Europe

      Two weeks ago, Peter Harding had to make one of the toughest decisions of his 38-year career in the road haulage...

    30. July 29, 2015

      Calais migrants: UK and France beef up security

      Dozens of French anti-riot police were deployed to contain the escalating migrant crisis in Calais on Wednesday after a...

    31. July 24, 2015

      Calais migrants wait for chance to escape ‘jungle’

      Topped with barbed wire that glints in the midday sun, the UK’s National Barrier Asset is the latest security measure...

    32. July 14, 2015

      ‘Secure zone’ to keep migrants off UK-bound trucks at Calais

      A new “secure zone” is to be created in Calais to protect UK-bound lorries from migrants attempting to cross the...

    33. July 10, 2015

      George Osborne pledges to ‘fix foundations’ of economy

      George Osborne sought to “fix the foundations of the British economy” on Friday with a plan to reverse the UK’s...

    34. June 28, 2015

      Britain to erect high-security fence at Calais lorry terminal

      Britain is deploying high-security fencing used during the Olympic Games and last year’s Nato summit in Wales to the...

    35. June 26, 2015

      Anger spills over at summit to fix EU migrant policy

      A summit supposed to produce a unified response to the EU’s refugee crisis boiled over in frustration, with national...

    36. June 25, 2015

      Migrants push UK population to record high of 64.6m

      Increasing net migration levels have helped to boost the UK population to a record high of 64.6m, up by almost half a...

    37. June 24, 2015

      UK ministers fear effect of Calais migrants on referendum debate

      Television footage of migrants trying to conceal themselves in British cars near the UK border is an image that...

    38. June 24, 2015

      UK steps up border security after migrants exploit Calais strike

      Border security is being stepped up in Calais and Dover after migrants intent on reaching the UK sought to exploit...

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