October's Immigration Bulletin
by The Editor
October's Immigration Bulletin
UK has one of largest Roma populations in Western Europe with 200,000 living here
Britain has one of the largest Roma populations in Western Europe - with about 200,000 living here - says an authoritative report.
The study contradicts Government claims that 'relatively few Roma citizens' had set up home in this country. Most are thought to have arrived in the last ten years.
The 200,000 figure is four times the 49,000 estimated just four years ago in a report prepared for the Department of Children, School, and Families.
Illegal immigrants cost taxpayer more than £4,000 a head each year
Every illegal immigrant in Britain costs the taxpayer up to £4,250 a year in costs for public services such as the NHS and education, according to a new official report.
It means that the total cost to the public purse could be up to £3.7 billion a year, under previous estimates which said there were 860,000 illegal immigrants in the country.
The Daily Telegraph, 31.10.13
British anarchists 'are turning Calais lawless': Mayor claims they fuel chaos by helping army of migrants targeting UK
Calais is becoming a lawless town with 'no security' because of masses of migrants seeking to cross the Channel into Britain, the port's mayor says.
Natacha Bouchart blamed British activists from the anarchist group No Borders for helping migrants set up illegal squats in unoccupied flats, houses, and commercial property in central Calais.
The group, which campaigns for an end to immigration controls, is trying to give the migrants shelter in France before they attempt their illegal entry into the UK.
Fewer than a third of Birmingham schoolchildren are White, report finds
Less than a third of Birmingham school pupils are now White, with Asian students making up more than 40 per cent of the classroom population. Further to this, a quarter of people in Birmingham as a whole are now born outside the UK, a report into the city's changing demographics has revealed.
Asian students form the single biggest ethnic group in schools, with 13,248 pupils or 44.3 per cent of the population, according to a report for the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership.
Meanwhile white pupils account for 31.4 per cent of the school-aged population and black students 13 per cent.
For years those who warned about the true cost of health tourism have been called racists. Now the truth is out
Earlier this year, the Mail published a series of articles by eminent consultant Professor J. Meirion Thomas, of the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
Courageously, he stated the truth: that there is a 'massive and escalating problem' of foreigners travelling to Britain to exploit the NHS.
Expectant mothers, he said, are flying here just to give birth, while others are arriving for treatment for cancer and HIV, kidney transplants and even, believe it or not, infertility treatment, before leaving hospitals without paying.
Dr Peter Graves, chief executive of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Local Medical Committee, which represents 500 doctors, said recently that one of his fellow GPs has 'thousands of patients on his list who entertain friends and relatives from Pakistan, India and other Asian countries, who come to England for the sole purpose of accessing free health care.
'This is a problem not just here, but across the country.'
Race-Hustling Results: Part III
By Thomas Sowell
One of the reasons for being glad to be as old as I am is that I may be spared living to see a race war in America.
Initial skirmishes in that race war have already begun, and have in fact been going on for some years. But public officials pretend that it is not happening, and the mainstream media seldom publish it at all, except in ways that conceal what is really taking place.
More dangerous than these highly publicized episodes over the years are innumerable organized and unprovoked physical attacks on whites by young black gangs in shopping malls, on beaches and in other public places all across the country today.
Even when these attacks are accompanied by shouts of anti-white rhetoric and exultant laughter at the carnage, the racial makeup of the attackers and their victims is usually ignored by the media, and public officials often deny that race has anything to do with what happened.
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Inmates Bullied Into Converting To Islam
Sky News has learned that increasing numbers of British inmates are being bullied into converting to Islam while in jail.
The Prison Officers Association says it is symptomatic of the growing power and influence of Muslim gangs in prison.
There are currently around 11,200 Muslims in prison in England and Wales.
That figure is about 13% of the total prison population and is far higher than in the wider community, where Muslims make up less than 5% of the population.
What does the 2011 Census tell us about diversity of languages in England and Wales?
"What is your main language?" was just one of the questions asked by the 2011 Census in England and Wales and the results published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) earlier this year included data on almost 100 verbally spoken languages with 4.1m people reporting a main language other than English (or Welsh if they lived in Wales).
In total, 1.7m recorded a language other than English as their main language in London. More than half a million identified a south Asian language as their main language in the 2011 Census and an additional 100,000 identified an east Asian language. More than 130,000 people identified their main language as one native to Africa.
UK Taxpayer Picks up Annual £400 Million Bill for Unemployed EU Migrants
Research from the European Commission suggests that it is much easier for migrants to access benefits in the UK than in other EU countries. As a result British taxpayers are paying out £1 million a day to EU citizens who have never worked in Britain.
The research from the European Commission showed that 37% of all EU job seekers have never worked in the UK - twice the proportion in France or Germany. Taking into account just the costs of unemployment benefit and housing benefit the UK taxpayer is picking up an annual bill of £400 million for these migrants. In reality, the costs will be even higher as this does not include the costs of child benefits, and free access to the National Health Service.
15,000 civil marriages every years are bogus: 1 in 5 weddings held in cities is faked to get around migration laws
One in five civil marriages in parts of Britain may be bogus.
Some 15,000 such ceremonies a year are taking place simply to get around immigration law, estimates one of the country's most senior registrars, Mark Rimmer.
Last year the Home Office received nearly 1,900 warnings about potentially bogus unions.
But Mr Rimmer, the chairman of the Local Registration Services Association, said that figure represented 'the tip of a very large iceberg'. He said that in urban areas, up to 20 per cent of marriages are 'suspicious'.
Number of foreign nurses coming to UK doubled in three years as NHS poaches workers from abroad
The number of foreign nurses coming to Britain to work has doubled in three years as scores of NHS hospitals embark on global trawls to poach workers from abroad, new figures show.
Patients' groups expressed fears that safety is being compromised, because the vast majority of the workers are able to come to this country without checks on their language skills or competence.
The figures show that more than one third of NHS trusts hunted overseas to recruit nurses in the last year, with even more drawing up plans to do so now.
Nursing leaders said the health service was wasting a fortune raiding staff from overseas, to plug a staffing crisis created by "boom and bust" planning, with the loss of 5,000 NHS nurses since 2010.
Asylum Report Slams Border Official Decisions Which Allow Terrorists Into Britain
Britain is at risk of harbouring war criminals and terrorists due to poor decisions made by border officials, a group of MPs have warned.
In a damning report on asylum, the Home Affairs Select Committee said it was concerned by the quality of decision-making as 30% of appeals against initial decisions were allowed in 2012.
A backlog of 32,600 asylum cases that should have been resolved in 2011 are yet to be concluded, the Committee discovered, while the number of applicants still waiting for an initial decision after six months rose by 63% last year. Some applicants have been waiting up to 16 years.
Landlord immigration checks restricted after Lib Dem concerns
Theresa May's scheme requiring all private landlords to check the immigration status of new tenants and lodgers has run straight into trouble with the Liberal Democrats, who have voiced concerns that it will increase homelessness and drive migrants underground into the hands of unscrupulous landlords.
A spokesman for Nick Clegg said the home secretary had been forced to agree to restrict the proposal this side of the next general election to a trial scheme in a single area, as the government introduced the immigration bill in the Commons.
100,000 asylum-seekers land in EU
More than 100,000 migrants claimed asylum in the European Union in just three months this year, official figures showed yesterday.
The number of asylum claims across the EU's 27 member states between April and June was 50 per cent up on a year ago.
The figures from the Brussels statistics agency Eurostat were released amid concerns that EU border control policies are failing. In the UK, the rise was 13 per cent with a total of 7,400 asylum claims over three months.
Foreign nationals most likely to claim asylum in Britain came from Pakistan, Iran, Sri Lanka, Syria and Bangladesh, according to Eurostat.
Terrorist infiltration is one of the 'greatest threats' to Britain's charities, says William Shawcross
Terrorists who exploit charities are one of the "greatest threats" to Britain's voluntary sector, according to the charity regulator.
William Shawcross, the chairman of the Charity Commission, said lawyers who work with charities had a duty to report cash being siphoned off to extremists to the police.
In the speech Mr Shawcross said that the risk of donors' money leaking out to support terrorism was not confined to the world's trouble spots.
He said: "Charities working in conflict zones are not alone in being at risk. Terrorists and extremist subversion of charity can take many forms and threaten any charity. Terrorists can exploit charity funding, misuse their assets or misuse their name and status."
70 million a year arrive in UK unchecked: Migration chief slams £1.2 billion electronic borders fiasco
A £1.2 billion 'electronic borders' system supposed to stop terrorists, foreign criminals and illegal immigrants getting into Britain has descended into a shambles, an official report reveals today.
Some 70 million passengers a year one in three of the total are arriving without undergoing background checks because of European Union data protection rules, inspectors found.
Now one council house in ten goes to migrants as Tories blame Labour for allowing locals 'to be pushed out of waiting list'
One in ten of the families given taxpayer-subsidised social housing last year was foreign, figures revealed yesterday.
They show that the rate at which newly arrived immigrants acquire council and housing association homes has gathered pace even in the face of deep public concern.
The proportion of foreign citizens taking advantage of the diminishing supply of publicly-subsidised homes has risen by more than 50 per cent in five years.
The Daily Mail revealed in July that nearly half a million immigrants who came to Britain in the decade after 2001 were housed in taxpayer-subsidised social homes.