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Category: Immigration Issues :: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
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Racist and anti-immigration views held by children revealed in schools study 19.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Survey of 6,000 schoolchildren finds many have a wildly distorted view of the number of immigrants in Britain, negative attitudes about Muslims, and pessimism about their own future opportunities

47% – the average estimate for the proportion of foreign-born people living in the UK

40% – proportion of schoolchildren studied who believe they will not earn enough in the future

31% – proportion of those surveyed who agree that immigrants 'are all here illegally'

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London's international students prove lucrative for UK economy, claims study 18.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Analysis by London First and PwC suggests overseas students contribute £2.8bn each year, while providing them with public services costs £540m International students in London contribute net gains of £2.3bn a year towards the UK economy, yet many of them say Britain’s immigration system has negatively affected their experience of studying here, according to a study. The report by the business lobby London First and the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) consultancy aims for the first time to quantify the economic costs and benefits of non-EU international students studying at the capital’s universities to both London and the UK ...
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How US Private Prisons Profit From Immigrant Detention 14.5.2015 Truthout.com
In February 2015, a large-scale prison uprising broke out at the Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas. The detention center has experienced riots like this in the past over several other issues, such as inadequate health services, inhumane conditions, and sexual abuse. [i] However, the grievances that sparked this most recent uprising are representative of a larger and more elusive epidemic. The covert and insidious world of the prison industrial complex (PIC)* is witnessing the rise of for-profit prisons largely devoid of oversight and regulatory measures, allowing rampant human rights abuses to persist. [ii] Unfortunately, events that took place in Raymondville are far from isolated incidents under this new paradigm. [iii] Operating in the shadows of US bureaucracy, private prison corporations (PPCs) have garnered an infamous reputation for profiting from the government-subsidized business of immigrant detention. Due to this, for-profit prison corporations lobby extensively and ...
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What will a Conservative government mean for UK science? 12.5.2015 Guardian: Science

Although they speak proudly of our achievements, Conservative policies pose a substantial risk to science and innovation

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo to South Africans: Stop Attacking Immigrants 11.5.2015 NPR: Morning Edition
There's been a wave of violence against immigrant workers. Now the Grammy-winning singers have joined their voices with Mali's superstar Salif Keita. The message: "United we stand."
Immigration to become more poisonous issue as EU backs quota system 10.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Member countries are deeply divided over proposals that would distribute asylum seekers more equitably across the union It is one of the most toxic issues in European politics. And immigration is set to get more poisonous this week when Brussels throws its weight behind a new quota system that would share the load of immigrants more equitably, but bindingly, among the 28 countries. The commission proposal, obtained by the Guardian and being unveiled on Wednesday, is incendiary for many of the national leaders, not least the freshly re-elected UK prime minister, David Cameron, although it will be welcomed as sensible and long overdue by immigration ...
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UKIP leader Nigel Farage quotes Mahatma Gandhi 8.5.2015 Hindu: International
The irony of his use of the Mahatma’s words will not be lost as his party is viewed as divisive and on the far-right of British politics, with a strong stance against immigrants allowed to work in the U.K.
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Britain's anti-immigrant poll candidate quotes Mahatma Gandhi 7.5.2015 CNN-IBN: World
The leader of Britain's anti- immigrant United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) turned to the words of Mahatma Gandhi to imply his party gaining ground from the fringes of British politics.
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Ed Miliband wants to control immigration. Let’s look at the myths behind this message 5.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Instead of politicians challenging Nigel Farage’s toxic message, they are attempting to out-Ukip Ukip. The Green party will stand up to this divisive consensus At the weekend Ed Miliband carved into stone his failure to stand up to those who blame migrants for the crisis this country faces. At a car park in Hastings, he stood next to a large stone inscribed with the words “controlling immigration” . In doing so, after his party released a mug branded with the same slogan , Miliband pandered to the anti-immigration rhetoric that has done such damage to our social fabric, and let down the thousands of migrants who, like me, have settled in Britain and chosen to make a life here. Despite the protests of many within his party, Miliband has joined the damaging approach to immigration that has marred our politics for too long. This has allowed the vicious rhetoric of Ukip to frame the debate. It allows those in power to attribute failures in the NHS and shortages of public housing to immigrants, rather than to ...
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WorldViews: The former head of Germany’s anti-Islam Pegida movement says ‘sorry’ to Muslims 1.5.2015 Washington Post: World
Only few months ago, nobody would have imagined that one of the most emotional pro-tolerance speeches would one day come from one of Germany's fiercest critics of Islam and immigrants.Yet it was Kathrin Oertel — once the leader of Germany's anti-immigrant Pegida movement, which drew tens of thousands of supporters at its peak — who apologized to Muslims in a video message published  Thursday on Facebook.Read full article ...
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Hungary PM: bring back death penalty and build work camps for immigrants 29.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Rightwing nationalist Viktor Orbán threatens to defy EU law and launches anti-immigration manifesto calling for internment camps for illegal immigrants

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Mediterranean migrants: No one makes this journey just to pick up benefits 27.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Those who insist the west can’t take in the world’s misery must acknowledge how much of that misery we’re responsible for While travelling up the US-Mexican border several years ago, I met an anti-immigration campaigner in Columbus, New Mexico who went by the name of Quasimodo and who had carried a .38 pistol around with him ever since he went into an abandoned house and found some Latinos there. “I looked around and there were 12 guys just 10ft away looking at me,” he explained. It would be comforting to blame [the anti-immigration culture] solely on Tory policy. It would also be ...
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Apprehensions Along Southern Border Drop Dramatically In 2015 25.4.2015 NPR News
Apprehensions dropped by 28 percent compared to the same time period last year. Apprehensions of minors also dropped by 50 percent.
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WorldViews: Why Britain’s anti-immigration candidate prefers Indians to Eastern Europeans 24.4.2015 Washington Post: World
In the run-up to Britain's parliamentary elections, Nigel Farage, leader of the anti-immigrant U.K. Independence Party, has been something of a bogeyman. UKIP's ultranationalist, Euroskeptic agenda surged into the British conversation last year, culminating in a surprise victory in European elections. Farage's appeal to right-wing, working-class voters forced Britain's established parties to take notice and readjust their platforms accordingly.Read full article >>
New migration crisis overwhelms European refugee system 22.4.2015 Washington Post
TRÖGLITZ, Germany — As Europe confronts a rapidly escalating migration crisis driven by war, persecution and poverty in an arc of strife from West Africa to Afghanistan, even high-level European officials are beginning to admit the obvious.Read full article ...
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South Africa sends army to stop xenophobic attacks 21.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says soldiers will be deployed in ‘volatile areas’ where attacks on immigrants have killed seven people

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South Africa deploys army to end wave of anti-immigrant attacks in Johannesburg and Durban 21.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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If Europe listens to Tony Abbott, the future for refugees will be cruel | Richard Ackland 21.4.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Australia’s brutal ‘solution’ to refugees coming by boat is justified in the name of preventing drownings at sea. Europe should not follow us down that path Katie Hopkins’ call for gunships to send refugee “cockroaches” back to their own country, and Ukip’s ploughing of the anti-immigration furrow are entirely predictable appeals to the chip-butty and pint version of Little England. What is most cringeworthy is that the Australian “solution” to boat arrivals is now regarded as best practice for the export ...
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Britain’s criminally stupid attitudes to race and immigration are beyond parody | Frankie Boyle 20.4.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
The anti-immigration election rhetoric is perverse – we fear the arrival of people that we have drawn here with the wealth we stole from them I sometimes wonder if satire has reached a nadir in Britain because British society has itself become a parody of itself. The Chipping Norton Set : the prime minister, a tabloid editor and a Roger Mellie-ish TV icon all conveniently living in the same little town and taking turns at being the centre of scandal, feels like a novel Martin Amis bashed out because his conservatory was leaking. Likewise there has been an element of tragic irony this week as the growing drumbeat of anti-immigration election rhetoric has been punctuated by the mass drowning of migrants ...
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Mediterranean refugee crisis: EU reduced to impotent handwringing 20.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Demands for EU response to recent tragedies growing but member countries’ policies differ wildly, while Brussels holds minimal authority

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