July's Immigration Bulletin
by The Editor
Immigration Bulletin - 8th July 2013
EU immigration policies are fueling extremism, claims Liam Fox in blistering attack
Extremism is on the rise because immigration policies are being dictated
by politicians in Brussels, said former Defence Secretary Liam Fox today in a
stinging attack on the EU.
The ex-Cabinet Minister called for an
immigration policy which puts Britain first, and warned the EU hierarchy they
will destroy the whole project because of their "obsession with ever closer
Daily Express, 8.7.13
Nigel Farage: Our market towns and cities 'are more divided' because of immigration
British market towns and cities "have become far more divided
communities" because of large scale immigration over the past 15 years, Nigel
Farage has said.
The UK Independence Party leader echoed the views of
some of his councillors who said large-scale immigration had had a negative
effect on Britain.
Daily Telegraph, 8.7.13
True toll of mass migration on UK life: Half of Britons suffer under strain placed on schools, police, NHS and housing
The full impact of mass immigration on British life was laid bare last
night by a Home Office report.
It said that half the population lives in
a town or city which has experienced high levels of immigration over the past
Ministers said this 'uncontrolled' flow had caused a number of
problems for wider society, ranging from pressure on maternity services, high
rates of infectious diseases and a squeeze on school places, to disproportionate
levels of some types of crime, inflated rents and immigrants living in 'beds in
In the landmark report, Home Office researchers studied every
one of the 348 local authority areas in the country.
titled Social and Public Service Impacts of International Migration at the Local
Level says that every year since 1998 net migration has been above
100,000, peaking at 255,000 in 2010.
It also says foreign-born women are
having more children, an average of 2.28 each compared to 1.89 for UK-born
Daily Mail, 4.7.13
BBC had 'deep liberal bias' over immigration, says former news chief
Helen Boaden, the BBC's former news director, has admitted the
corporation held a "deep liberal bias" in its coverage of immigation when she
took up the role in 2004.
Boaden, who is now the BBC's head of radio,
made the candid admission to a BBC Trust review into the impartiality of the
corporation's coverage of immigration, religion and the European Union.
She told the review, published on Wednesday, that the BBC did not take
the views of lobby group Migration Watch "as seriously as it might have" when
she became director of news in September 2004.
The Guardian, 4.7.13
Two million jobs awaiting migrants in Europe -- EU envoy
European Union (EU) Ambassador Guy Ledoux said there are two million
jobs available for migrants, including overseas Filino workers (OFW), amid
record-high unemployment and fragile economies in Europe.
"Even as we
fight unemployment there are around two million job vacancies across the EU in
the fields of health, ICT, engineering, sales, and finance," Ledoux said during
a workshop on migration policies at the Asian Institute of Management on
GMA News, 3.7.13
More pupils speaking English as a second language
The number of schoolchildren speaking English as a second language
soared to a record high of more than one million this year amid a continuing
rise in immigration, it has emerged.
Across England, the number of
children who do not have English as their mother tongue has increased by 54,000
in the last 12 months and around 228,000 since 2008. The number stands at almost
1.1m in 2012/13.
Figures suggest that the proportion of children
starting school with English as a second language has now doubled since the late
In all, children without English as their mother tongue make up
18.1 per cent of primary school pupils compared with 17.5 per cent a year
DfE figures also show that the proportion of children speaking
English as a second language in secondary schools stands at 13.6 per cent this
academic year up from 12.9 per cent in 2011/12.
The figures also
show an increase in the number of pupils in England classed as being from an
ethnic minority background.
In all, almost three in 10 primary school
children are in this category in the current academic year, with numbers
reaching almost a quarter in secondary education.
Daily Telegraph, 2.7.13
Channel 4 to air daily Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan
Channel 4 is to air the Muslim call to prayer live every morning during
the month of Ramadan.
The broadcaster said it was an act of "deliberate
provocation" aimed at viewers who might associate Islam with extremism.
He added that he believed that nearly 5% of the UK will be actively
involved in Ramadan and questioned whether the same could be said of other
national events that gain significant TV coverage, such as the anniversary of
the Queen's coronation.
The Guardian, 2.7.13
How the invasion of immigrants into every corner of England has made a mockery of PM's promise to close the door
By Peter Hitchens
And it was at least partly my own fault. When I was a Revolutionary
Marxist, we were all in favour of as much immigration as possible. It wasn't
because we liked immigrants, but because we didn't like Britain. We saw
immigrants - from anywhere - as allies against the staid, settled, conservative
society that our country still was at the end of the Sixties. Also, we liked to
feel oh, so superior to the bewildered people - usually in the poorest parts of
Britain - who found their neighbourhoods suddenly transformed into supposedly
'vibrant communities'. If they dared to express the mildest objections, we
called them bigots.
I have learned since what a spiteful,
self-righteous, snobbish and arrogant person I was (and most of my revolutionary
comrades were, too).
I have seen places that I knew and felt at home in,
changed completely in a few short years.
Mail Online, 28.6.13
Budge up! Population of England and Wales swells by 400,000 in a YEAR
The number of people living in England and Wales rose by nearly 400,000
in a year despite curbs on migrants, according to official estimates.
They show population growth has not slowed down after the years of
One reason is a high birth rate among recent
immigrants, the Office for National Statistics analysis says.
figures, for the 12 months to the end of June last year, mean the population of
England and Wales has grown by 3.97 million, or 7.5 per cent, over the past
decade of high immigration and rising birth rates.
Daily Mail, 27.6.13
Grant all illegal immigrants an amnesty, says Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi
Illegal immigrants should be given a one-off amnesty allowing them to
remain in Britain, in a "seismic" policy shift designed to improve relations
between the Conservatives and ethnic minorities, a prominent Tory MP has said.
Nadhim Zahawi's provocative call will put him at odds with the party's
leadership, which strongly opposes the move, although it has been advocated by
the London Mayor, Boris Johnson. Opponents argue that offering an amnesty would
make Britain a magnet for immigrants.
But Mr Zahawi, who is tipped as a
future minister, insisted the step could boost the economy and help
repair the Tories' tarnished reputation among minority voters.
The Independent, 27.6.13
Police spend £40 million on translators in just three years
Police Forces have spent nearly £40 million on translators for
suspects and victims unable to speak English over the past three years.
London's Metropolitan Police paid out £7.1 million on decifering 97
languages including the African dialects of Wolof, Yoruba and Oromo.
Last week official figures showed that foreign workers account for more
than half of the rise in employment in Britain over the past year.
Office for National Statistics also said that 112,000 people who were born in
Bulgaria or Romania are now working in Britain a 14 per cent rise on the
same period in 2012.
Daily Telegraph, 26.6.13
Border agency ignored 35,000 leads in asylum backlog, says report
Border agency officials ignored 35,000 possible leads which could have
been used to trace missing asylum seekers and other immigrants from the Home
Office's massive backlog, a new report has revealed.
watchdog found the now-defunct UK Border Agency (UKBA) failed to pursue leads
which surfaced after the names of unaccounted for immigrants were run through
the Police National Computer (PNC).
Officials who were supposed to be
clearing the backlog took no action on 3,077 positive hits from the database,
the report said.
There were a further 32,358 partial matches on the PNC,
described as "maybe" hits, which could also have led to the missing immigrants
being traced but these, too, were ignored.
Daily Telegraph, 26.6.13
Asylum seekers cost £1.5m a day
Britain's shambolic asylum system set taxpayers back more than £1.5
million a day last year.
The Home Office had to fork out £583
million on 37,000 asylum claims, the Daily Express can reveal.
of three cases of people trying to stay in the UK were more than a year old and
nearly 14,000 had waited at least three years, according to official figures.
The money went on housing, cash support, legal bills and paperwork.
But the total does not include asylum seekers' legal aid bills, the cash
spent on them by councils or the cost of a backlog of hundreds of thousands of
other migration cases.
Campaigners yesterday condemned the huge cost of
would-be refugees roughly £14,500 per case.
Daily Express, 15.6.13
Woolwich outrage: we are too weak to face up to the extremism in our midst
By Charles Moore
While not, in its stated ideology, a racist organisation like the BNP,
the EDL has an air of menace. It must feel particularly unpleasant for Muslims
when its supporters hit the streets. But the EDL is merely reactive. It does not
officially at least support violence. It is the instinctive
reaction of elements of an indigenous working class which rightly perceives
itself marginalised by authority, whereas Muslim groups are subsidised and
excused by it. Four days ago, six Muslim men were sentenced at the Old Bailey
for a plot to blow up an EDL rally. The news was received quietly, though it was
a horrifying enterprise. No one spoke of "white-phobia". Imagine the hugely
greater coverage if the story had been the other way round.
journalists experience this disparity. If we attack the EDL for being racist,
fascist and pro-violence, we can do so with impunity, although we are not being
strictly accurate. If we make similar remarks about Islamist organisations, we
will be accused of being racist ourselves. "Human rights" will be thrown at us.
We shall also this has happened to me more than once be subject to
"lawfare", a blizzard of solicitors' letters claiming damages for usually
imagined libels. Many powerful people in the Civil Service, local government,
politics and the police, far from backing up our attacks on extremism, will
tut-tut at our "provocative" comments.
Much more important from
the point of view of the general public you frequently find that Muslim
groups like Tell Mamma get taxpayers' money (though, in its case, this is now
coming to an end). You discover that leading figures of respectable officialdom
share conference platforms with dubious groups. You learn that Muslim charities
with blatantly political aims and Islamist links have been let off lightly by
the Charity Commission. And you notice that many bigwigs in Muslim groups are
decorated with public honours. Fiyaz Mughal, for example, who runs Tell Mamma,
has an OBE. Obviously it would be half-laughable, half-disgusting, if activists
of the EDL were indulged in this way; yet they are, in fact, less extreme than
some of those Muslims who are.
Daily Telegraph, 15.6.13
One in four babies has foreign-born father
One in four British babies has a foreign-born father, official figures
A report on fatherhood from the Office for National Statistics,
published ahead of Fathers' Day, shows that 171,700 babies born in England and
Wales in 2011 or 24 per cent had a foreign born father.
When mothers born overseas are also taken into account, it shows that
overall a third of babies born in 2011 had at least one parent from outside the
Pakistan continues to be the main place of birth for foreign
fathers, ahead of Poland, India and Bangladesh.
Dr David Green, director
of the think-tank Civitas, said the figures were a reminder of the "massive
influx" of immigrants moving to Britain in the last decade but that the full
impact on the make-up of the country remains to be seen.
Daily Telegraph, 14.6.13
White children nearly a minority, says US census
For the first time, half (49.9%) of American children under the age of
five are of a racial or ethnic minority, according to the US Census Bureau.
The agency projected that in the US, whites would become a minority in
the under-five age group this year or next.
The 2012 data also found
that for the first time in more than a century, there were more deaths than
births among white Americans.
The "natural decrease" occurred several
years earlier than forecast, it said.
The government figures also
project that in five years, minorities will make up more than half of children
The Islamic future of Britain
By Vincent Cooper
Britain is in denial. There is no real public debate on a historic event
that is transforming the country. Mention of it occasionally surfaces in the
media, but the mainstream political class never openly discuss it.
is that historic event? By the year 2050, in a mere 37 years, Britain will be a
majority Muslim nation.
This projection is based on reasonably good
data. Between 2004 and 2008, the Muslim population of the UK grew at an annual
rate of 6.7 percent, making Muslims 4 percent of the population in 2008.
Extrapolating from those figures would mean that the Muslim population in 2020
would be 8 percent, 15 percent in 2030, 28 percent in 2040 and finally, in 2050,
the Muslim population of the UK would exceed 50 percent of the total population.
Not everyone agrees with these demographic figures. Population
projection, some say, is not an exact science. Perhaps the Muslim birth rate
will drop to European levels.
Many British people find it hard to
believe their country could become majority Muslim. After all, it was never what
they wanted so why, in a democracy, should it be happening? But we've had such
disbelief before. Back in the 60s and 70s, many people scoffed at the notion
that London could ever be majority non-white. But today it is.
The Commentator, 13.6.13
London's 'Demographic Explosion'
Today, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson made a speech about investment
in the future of London. He pointed to the 'demographic explosion' now occurring
and the resulting huge shortage of both homes and school places but he made no
reference to the impact of immigration. He seemed to regard the population
increase as entirely welcome, something that many Londoner's would question. A
few weeks back, in the Evening Standard, he referred to the capital's population
rise but said it was not "principally a function of immigration, as it happens,
but of the simple rate of live births against deaths." This is absolutely false.
Between 2001 and 2011, the UK-born population in London actually
declined by about 50,000, while the foreign born population of London increased
by over one million. The entire growth of the London population over that decade
can be accounted for the by increase in the number of residents born outside the
UK. In addition, only one third of children born in London in 2011 were to
parents who were both British born, while 44% were to parents who were both
foreign born (the other 23% had one foreign born parent).
MigrationWatch UK, 11.6.13
Now half of sham marriages involve foreign students: Members of bogus colleges who face being kicked out marry Britons and EU citizens to prolong their stay
In a major new immigration scam, half of all bogus weddings now involve
The revelation shows the full scale of the past abuse
of the student visa system.
The non-EU nationals faced removal from
Britain after their bogus colleges were shut down in a crackdown by the
But, instead of returning home, they are arranging fake
weddings with British nationals or EU citizens to prolong their stay, often
paying thousands of pounds in fees to 'fixers'.
Under a Brussels edict,
marrying an EU citizen can grant the same rights to stay as marrying a Briton.
Officials say the trend shows that the migrants' true reason for
travelling to the UK in the first place was to settle, not to study. Last year,
they identified a suspected 2,000 sham marriages.
A snapshot Home Office
survey over three months revealed that 50 per cent of the ceremonies involved
people who had first entered as students.
Daily Mail, 6.6.13
We must stop the migrant invasion: voters demand effective border control
Voters have made clear their anger at the European Union for curbing
Britain's power to limit immigration.
Wresting back control of our
borders from Brussels is the public's number one priority with regard to EU
membership, a poll showed yesterday.
Almost seven in 10 say it must be
at the top of David Cameron's agenda when he renegotiates our relationship with
Europe as promised.
Daily Express, 6.6.13