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Immigration


Protests at Australia's racist 'PNG solution' for refugees

06 August 2013
New Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd played the race card to try to boost his votes—but the move has backfired, writes Ken Olende

Tory raids try to intimidate migrants

06 August 2013
The Tories have launched two schemes to scapegoat migrants. Spot checks to identify “illegal” immigrants were carried out during raids at London tube and rail stations last week.

Don't let toxic Tories divide us with racism

30 July 2013
The Tories love nothing more than to stir up racism and scapegoat immigrants.

Attacks are linked to EDL

09 July 2013
Tell Mama, The Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks group, has recorded 540 Islamophobic incidents since March this year. 

GPs to check on patients' migration status

02 July 2013
The government is ratcheting up pressure on GPs to check the immigration status of patients using the NHS. 

New anti-migrant rules attacked

11 June 2013
New immigration rules are tearing families apart

Trade union motion to defend migrants

14 May 2013
The argument about scapegoating migrants needs to be taken up urgently.

Asylum seeker speaks out - 'We have to fight back together'

14 May 2013
Manjeet Kaur, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, spoke about the government’s attack on migrants.

New Tory measures aim to criminalise migrants

14 May 2013
The government launched a new assault on immigrants in last week’s queen’s speech.

We must not play into Ukip's hands

14 May 2013
The queen’s speech last week made clear the government’s strategy. It is to move right and savage the working class in an attempt to recapture votes that have leeched to Ukip.

Victory in deportation right to stay

07 May 2013
Two people who took part in the 2011 riots have successfully fought against deportation.

Are British attitudes moving to the right?

07 May 2013
The Tories are panicking a bit after Ukip took a bite out of their support in local elections on 2 May.

Don't let Ukip set the tune for political debate

07 May 2013
 The Tories are promising a new onslaught against working class people. And politicians are using Ukip’s recent electoral success as an excuse to scapegoat immigrants.

Who voted Ukip? Richer, older people in Tory areas

07 May 2013
Ukip made gains partly by appealing to people who are angry at the mainstream parties.

Labour gains seats in elections but future looks less rosy

07 May 2013
Some 80 percent of the areas that saw local council elections on Thursday of last week have a Tory MP.

Migrants in Greece have fled war and oppression

07 May 2013
Walid from Homs, Syria, fled to Greece to escape war. "I wasn’t part of the uprising in Syria, I just stayed in my house," he told Socialist Worker.

Greece - life in the camps

07 May 2013
Abdullah from Somalia spent six months in a detention camp in Greece. "You are hungry all the time in there," he told Socialist Worker. "At ten in the morning they give you milk that’s thin like water. Then there’s a really small meal at four and another at eight.

Menace of Golden Dawn stalks migrants

07 May 2013
The skeletal ruins of the old Peiraiki-Patraiki textile factories dominate the landscape south of Patras, Greece’s third city.

Greece - migrants' daily battle to avoid the camps

07 May 2013
Tens of thousands of migrants have been rounded up into detention camps across Greece since August last year. Conditions are horrific.

Link between immigration and crime is 'insignificant'

07 May 2013
The connection between crime and immigration is “close to zero and insignificant” research has found. 

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