A long way from a solution.
The proposed response to the Mediterranean migrant crisis could well do more harm than good.
Your name’s not down.
Our immigration expert evaluates the manifestos of 16 political parties, to see how their policies on immigration stack up.
Talent injection: Nicola Sturgeon at Heriot-Watt University.
While the SNP's manifesto is rather thin on immigration pledges, it does make a proposal to attract more international students – a group Scotland needs badly.
A warmer welcome for immigrants?
Smaller party leaders could push for a more generous approach if called upon to support a Labour government.
Greens leader Natalie Bennett at the party’s manifesto launch.
Our experts review the evidence behind the Green Party's big ticket policies.
Those protesting against the deportation of Yashika Bageerathi will find solace in the Greens' manifesto.
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The Greens offer a fresh outlook on immigration in the UK, but their manifesto contains shades of uncertainty.
Instead of giving specifics on immigration, UKIP came up empty-handed.
UKIP's immigration policies should have cleared away any ambiguity about what the party wants. Instead, they've added to it.
Man of the people?
Our expert shows that public opinion may not be the best guide for effective policy.
Fighting extremism with the English language.
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As part of an anti-extremism strategy, the home secretary says funds for translation services will be cut, but more put into English lessons.
Phillips trailed a programme about race but didn’t deliver.
Hard hitting questions were promised but Channel 4 show ended up missing the mark.
Traffic congestion in the major cities is expected to cost Australians A$20.4 billion a year by 2020.
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Linking population growth with productivity and labour participation is problematic, just one of many questionable assumptions made in the Intergenerational Report.
Almost as nice as Margate.
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A points-based system won't drive wages up, as Nigel Farage claims.
Latest stats show Britain isn’t faced with a brain drain.
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It's all too easy to take Britain's immigration stats out of context. They reflect the fact that the economy's doing well.
Normal is as normal does.
Farage's policy launch was suspiciously light on actual immigration policy – and that'll suit UKIP voters just fine.
Andy, a resident of Derby Road, Southampton, features in Immigration Street.
The TV documentaries Benefits Street and Immigration Street have left long-term damage – in more ways than one.
Can’t keep count.
In the rush to reduce headline figures, ethics and common sense went out the window.
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Detecting migration fraud remains a massive challenge for minister Peter Dutton’s Department of Immigration.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has asked for an urgent review into the circumstances of two Sydney men, Omar Al-Kutobi and Mohammad Kiad, who are accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Australian…
A drawing by a six-year-old child detained at the Christmas Island detention centre.
The federal government has tabled the long-awaited Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) report into children held in immigration detention. The report, which recommends a royal commission be held…
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has so far continued in the ‘bad cop’, border protector image of his predecessor, Scott Morrison.
2014 was the year of triumphant press conferences at which the Abbott government affirmed its determination to “stop the boats” and outlined its success at doing so. However, 2015 is likely to be much…